Robin Wright is an American journalist and has reported from more than 130 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times of London, CBS News and The Christian Science Monitor. She has also written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Times (London), The Guardian (London), The International Herald Tribune and many others.
Wright’s foreign tours include five years in the Middle East, two years in Europe, seven years in Africa, and several years as a roving correspondent in those areas as well as Latin America and Asia. She has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions. She is now diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post.
In 2003, she was awarded the United Nations correspondents’ Gold Medal for coverage of international affairs. In 2001, she won the Weintal Prize for “the most distinguished diplomatic reporting.” Among several other awards, Ms. Wright won the 1989 National Magazine Award for her reportage from Iran in The New Yorker and the Overseas Press Club Award for “best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative” for coverage of African wars. She is also the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant.
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