Eric Cortellessa

Eric Cortellessa is the digital editor of the Washington Monthly.

Before joining the Monthly in August 2018, Eric was the Washington bureau chief of the Times of Israel, where he remains a contributor. His writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, the NationSlate, and the New Republic.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Eric’s thesis project–a short documentary on criminal records as a barrier to employment–was nominated for a 2015 Emmy Award. In addition to his journalistic work, Eric teaches prose writing and American literature at Montgomery College.

Eric can be reached at: ecortellessa@washingtonmonthly.com