Richard Leiby is a senior editor and writer at The Washington Post, where he has covered politics, culture, the military and intelligence communities, and foreign affairs for 25 years, reporting from Washington and around the world. He has written from Gaza, Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan, and served for one and half years as the paper’s Pakistan Bureau Chief, based in Islamabad. Leiby also periodically helmed The Post’s Kabul Bureau, covering the war and the troubled Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship.
A native of Pennsylvania, Leiby earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, magna cum laude, from Temple University and has taught journalism at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs since 2010. He has won various writing awards and was the Knight Wallace Fellow in Investigative Reporting at the University of Michigan in 2000-2001. In his editing career he supervised and edited two projects that became Pulitzer Prize finalists in feature writing.