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Lee Hockstader

editorial board, Washington Post

Hockstader was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree. In 1982, he moved to London and worked at the Economist and then spent a year in Southeast Asia on a Henry Luce Scholarship. From 1984 to the present he has been with the Washington Post in a number of positions. He started as a Metro reporter in the Washington suburbs. Then became the bureau chief in Central America and the Caribbean (1989-92); a correspondent in Moscow covering the former Soviet Union (1993-97); the bureau chief in Rome (1997-98); and then the bureau chief in Jerusalem (1998-02). On returning to the U.S. in 2002, Hockstader became a national correspondent based in Austin, Texas. Since 2004, he has been a member of the paper’s editorial board and has been based in Washington, DC. He has been recognized numerous times for his work. In 1992, he was finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. From 1992-1993, he was a visiting scholar studying Russian at Harvard University. And was a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize three times: in 1996 for foreign reporting in the Russian elections, in 2000 for foreign reporting of the Palestinian uprising, and in 2007 for his editorial work on immigration.

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