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Meet Simon Denyer: The Man Behind the Scenes of the Washington Post

Simon Denyer joined The Washington Post in 1992 and has been based in Washington D.C. since 1997. In 2004, he became a Washington correspondent. Simon has covered 10 presidential elections from all over the world and was bureau chief in Tokyo during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist three times for work on major stories, including on the Arab Spring. He has written a history of the White House, which was published by the U.S. Naval Institute Press in September.

Simon Denyer’s experience as a foreign correspondent

From 1990 to 1994, Simon covered South and Central America, the Balkans, and the Middle East, for the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald. He covered the fall of the Soviet Union in eastern Europe for the Wall Street Journal from 1998 to 1999, and then for Reuters from 1999 to 2003. In 2003, Simon joined The Washington Post. He spent time in Washington and the Middle East, as well as Asia and Africa, before returning to Tokyo as the Southeast Asia correspondent in 2010. Simon Denyer is married to Junko Ishido, a Japanese reporter for The New York Times.

Simon’s Current Activities

1. Denyer published an important and timely book on US bombing practices during the Cold War. This is the first book in English to examine for more than 30 years the question of US bombing records. He co-authored it with Steven Aftergood, who has been the Media Freedom project director at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) since 1998. Mr. Denyer is the current collaborator on Global Governance Group of Scholars (G2S) work on “Cultural Pluralism and Fundamentalism.

Simon Denyer’s career highlights

After graduating from the University of Sydney, he began his journalism career in Sydney at The Australian, then moved to the newsroom at the Post, where he was a correspondent based in London. His assignments covered conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring, the ongoing conflict in Syria and civil war in South Sudan. He travelled to New York, Beijing, Baghdad, Kabul and Tripoli, and covered the “fiscal cliff” and the capture of Muammar Gaddafi. He has reported for Reuters as well and was based in Tokyo as one of only two international correspondents to know more click here.