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November 18, 2007
Bob Drogin
Author, "Curveball"
Bob Drogin BIO:

CURRENT:
· National security & intelligence correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, where he has worked since 1983.
· Covered intelligence and national security in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times since 1998.
· First broke the Curveball story with a colleague on the front page of the Times in March 2004.

PREVIOUS:
· Spent most of the previous decade as a foreign correspondent, reporting on Nelson Mandela's election as president of South Africa, the genocide in Rwanda, the Persian Gulf War, and other news from nearly 50 countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
· First joined the Los Angeles Times in 1983 as a national correspondent based in New York City. He traveled to nearly every state and covered the 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns.
· John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University in 1997 and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford in 2006.

AWARDS:
Won or shared numerous journalism prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize, an Overseas Press Club of America Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Journalism awards, an International Center for Investigative Journalism Award, and a George Polk Award.

EDUCATION:
· Graduate of Oberlin College where he once took a course in bowling.
· Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

PERSONAL:
· A native of Bayonne, NJ, he dropped out of college to backpack in Asia for a year and later hitchhiked to Alaska.
· He lives with his wife and two children in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Info: Los Angeles Times national security and intelligence reporter Bob Drogin talks about his new book, "Curveball: Spies, Lies, And The Con Man Who Caused A War," on how U.S. intelligence agencies used information from an Iraqi defector to assist the White House in making their case for war against Iraq.





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