Ruth Marcus
Ruth Marcus
Associate Editor and Columnist, Washington Post

Ruth Marcus is an associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post. Marcus has been with the paper since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court, and the White House. From 1999 to 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. From 2016 to 2022, she was deputy editorial page editor, overseeing signed opinion content.