Edward Wong

Edward Wong is a Diplomatic Correspondent for The New York Times and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He has reported for 18 years for the Times, 13 of those from China and Iraq. His last post overseas was Beijing Bureau Chief. Edward ended his China assignment in early 2017, after nine years reporting from there. He reported on the Iraq War from 2003 to 2007. Before going overseas, he reported for the Times’ business, metro and sports desks. Edward has taught at Princeton University as a Ferris Professor of Journalism. He has spoken on the Charlie Rose Show, PBS NewsHour, NPR, BBC and CBC, and at American and Chinese universities. Edward received the Livingston Award for his coverage of Iraq and was part of a team from the Baghdad Bureau that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. He has received several awards for his China coverage. Edward graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in English literature. He has dual Master’s degrees in journalism and international studies from the University of California at Berkeley. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Alexandria, Va.