- Trip: China 2010
- Affiliation: The Washington Post
- Year: 2010
Douglas Jehl is the foreign editor of The Washington Post. He oversees all news coverage outside the United States, directing a staff that includes 18 reporters in 15 foreign bureaus, as well as four editors in Washington. Until August 2009, he was a deputy Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, overseeing coverage of national security matters. Before becoming an editor, Jehl spent 19 years as a reporter, filing stories from more than 40 countries. At The Times, he worked as White House correspondent, Middle East bureau chief based in Cairo, national environmental correspondent and as national security correspondent. Previously he worked at The Los Angeles Times as a Washington correspondent, covering two presidential campaigns, the environment, the war on drugs and the White House. He covered the conflict in Panama in 1989 and the Persian Gulf War in 1991. He graduated from Stanford University in 1984 and earned a master’s degree in 1987 at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He was co-editor of “Whose Water is it? The Insatiable Thirst of a Water-Hungry World,” published by National Geographic Books.