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Leonard Downie Jr. was named Executive Editor of The Washington Post on September 1, 1991, after serving as Managing Editor for seven years. He worked on the Metropolitan staff as a reporter and editor for 15 years, and ran the staff as Assistant Managing Editor for Metropolitan news from 1974 until 1979. As Deputy Metropolitan Editor, Downie helped supervise The Post’s Watergate coverage. He was named London correspondent in 1979 and returned to Washington in 1982 as National Editor. In 1984, he became Managing Editor. Downie is a director of The Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service.
Pamela Constable is a deputy foreign editor at The Post. She recently completed an extended tour as a foreign correspondent in South Asia, based first in New Delhi and then in Kabul. Before going overseas in early 1999, she covered immigration and Latino affairs for the Metro section. She came to The Post in 1994 from the Boston Globe, where she was a reporter for ten years and an editor for two. She spent most of the 1980s covering Central and South America and the Caribbean for the Globe. She travelled extensively throughout the hemisphere and focused on several countries, including Haiti and Chile. She also reported from South Korea, the Philippines and the former Soviet Union, and covered diplomatic issues in Washington. In 1992, she became deputy bureau chief for the Globe's Washington bureau.
Anthony Shadid is based in the Middle East for The Washington Post. Before joining the Post, Shadid worked as Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press based in Cairo and as news editor of the AP bureau in Los Angeles. He spent two years covering diplomacy and the State Department for the Boston Globe before joining the Post's foreign desk. In 2004, Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his coverage of the Iraq war.
Scott Wilson is the Jerusalem Bureau Chief of the Washington Post. He joined the Post in 1997 and served as the paper's correspondent in the Andes and Caribbean from Sept. 2000 through April 2004. He worked in the Arab Middle East, including several tours in Iraq, until June 2005 when he took up his current assignment. He was awarded an Overseas Press Club citation and an Interamerican Press Association award for his work in Latin America.
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