· China Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, based in Beijing, since July 2005.
· On June 11th, the Asia Society presented him the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia for his three-part series, titled “China’s Great Grab,” which examined how U.S. and global demand for Chinese goods is reshaping the world.
· He is the 2007 recipient of the Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia.
· His foreign correspondence won the 2007 Livingston Award, which annually honors three journalists under age 35.
· He also received awards in 2007 from the Overseas Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists for a series of stories exploring the environmental consequences of U.S. and Chinese consumer demand.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE POSITIONS:
· Prior to his appointment in China, he served two years as Middle East Correspondent, reporting mostly from Iraq. Between March 2003 and February 2005, he covered the U.S. invasion, the rise of the insurgency, and the country's first post-war elections.
· He was also based in Cairo and reported from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, as well as elsewhere in the region.
· Before his foreign postings, he was a national correspondent in the New York bureau, where he covered the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
· Joined the Tribune in 1999 as a Metro reporter and contributor to the Tribune's 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on America's troubled air travel system, "Gateway to Gridlock."
Worked as a photographer for a local newspaper in West Virginia and conducted social science research in China, examining the birth of China's environmental movement.
1998 graduate of Harvard College.
· He was born while his parents were living in Moscow, where his father Peter was the Washington Post correspondent -- they went to London for his birth, December 24, 1976.
· Later moved to Washington, D.C. and London.
· When he was seven, he & his family returned to the U.S. and moved to New York City and then Greenwich, Connecticut where he graduated from Greenwich High School.
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