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Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, has reported on national and international affairs for almost 35 years. He has served as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, reported from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran, and covered six presidential elections in the United States. His column appears twice a week on the op-ed page of the Los Angeles Times and is syndicated nationwide.
McManus is a four-time winner of the National Press Club’s Edwin Hood Award for reporting on U.S. foreign policy, most recently for articles on U.S. policy in Iraq. He has also won Georgetown University’s Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting and other awards.
He is coauthor of three books including Landslide: The Unmaking of the President 1984-88, named by The New York Times as one of the notable books of 1988. He appears frequently on PBS’s ‘‘Washington Week” and other television and radio programs.
From 1996 to 2008 McManus was the Los Angeles Times’s Washington bureau chief, leading a team of 40 journalists that was recognized as one of the nation’s best news operations.
McManus joined the Los Angeles Times in 1978 after three years as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. He reported for the Times in Los Angeles, New York, the Middle East and Central America before moving to Washington, where he served successively as State Department correspondent, White House correspondent and bureau chief. He has also written for Foreign Policy, Time, Sports Illustrated and the London Daily Express.
McManus graduated from Stanford University in 1974 and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Brussels. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Board of Visitors of the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland and the Gridiron Club.
He lives in Bethesda, Md., with his wife, Paula Copeland McManus.