Michael Fletcher

Michael Fletcher is national economics reporter for The Washington Post. Prior to this he had been covering the Obama administration and the Bush White House including Iraq war policy, efforts to restructure Social Security, and presidential trips around the globe.

In 1996 Mr. Fletcher joined The Washington Post as a reporter covering education and race relations, chronicling issues including the educational achievement gap, racial profiling, the expansion of standardized testing and the battle over the future of affirmative action.

Prior to coming to The Washington Post, Fletcher spent 13 years as a reporter at The Baltimore Sun, where his assignments included working in the Washington bureau and covering Baltimore City Hall and the Maryland General Assembly.

Fletcher is co-author of “Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas,” which was published by Doubleday in April 2007.

Fletcher was born and raised in New York City where he attended public schools. He is a 1979 graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communication.

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