Fredrick Kunkle

Washington, D.C.

General assignment reporting

Education: Yale University

Fredrick Kunkle has covered politics, courts, police, transportation and local government in Maryland and Virginia. Kunkle has worked for Reuters, Dow Jones, the Bergen Record and the Newark Star-Ledger as a general assignment reporter and a beat reporter covering aging, business, police, courts, local government and politics. He is a Yale University graduate and the recipient of a Fulbright. He is former co-chair of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild's bargaining unit at The Washington Post.
Latest from Fredrick Kunkle

Enemies duel with drones as Ukraine faces dug-in Russian forces

For months, Russian forces have been digging in, building concrete bunkers and constructing tunnel networks. The result is a painstakingly slow Ukrainian counteroffensive in Zaporizhzhia.

July 12, 2023

Ukraine pushes to reclaim Bakhmut, fighting on fallen city’s flanks

Ukrainian soldiers are fighting to reclaim the captured city in the eastern Donetsk region, and reverse Russia's one significant territorial gain in the war this year.

July 9, 2023

Kremlin warns of ‘sabotage’ at Ukraine nuclear plant under Russian control

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused Ukraine of planning to sabotage Europe's biggest atomic power plant. Ukraine has warned that Russia plans a radioactive disaster.

July 5, 2023

Ukraine says Putin is planning a nuclear disaster. These people live nearby.

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has been in danger throughout the conflict, but the risks of a meltdown rose sharply with the destruction of the Kakhovka dam.

July 2, 2023

Putin rules by showing strength. Russia’s crisis exposed his weakness.

The Kremlin’s truce with Wagner chief Yevgeniy Prigozhin appeared to hold. Now Russians are trying to figure out who really wields power.

June 25, 2023

Potential Jack Nicklaus golf course tees up environmentalists’ fury

A Naval Academy magazine said golf legend Jack Nicklaus had signed a “contract” for its disputed Chesapeake Bay site. It wasn’t quite true.

June 13, 2023

At this lost ‘Black Eden,’ James Brown and Marvin Gaye rocked the beach

Carr’s Beach hosted shows by Black music legends during Jim Crow, becoming a Green Book destination. Efforts are underway in Maryland to commemorate it.

June 3, 2023

Flaw in Virginia whiskey lottery wildly skewed results, stirring backlash

Virginia ABC officials acknowledged “statistically abnormal” results in its liquor lottery, after several bourbon aficionados flagged some entrants winning multiple bottles.

May 22, 2023

Chesapeake mansion, an architectural ‘milestone,’ wants the nation to see it

Whitehall Manor, the home of Maryland's colonial governor and the product of enslaved labor, would take center stage in the Chesapeake National Recreation Area.

May 16, 2023

EPA reaches deal to police Pennsylvania’s pollution of Chesapeake Bay

The EPA, under a proposed settlement, will put additional pressure on Pennsylvania to reduce pollution that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.

April 21, 2023