- Trip: Saudi Arabia 2012
- Affiliation: NPR
- Country: Saudi Arabia
- Year: 2012
Chuck Holmes is supervising editor of “Morning Edition,” National Public Radio’s flagship morning program. He manages and directs the editorial staff for “Morning Edition” and maintains editorial integrity and oversight of daily and long-term projects. Prior to his current position, he was the foreign editor of NPR.org. Holmes began his career as a reporter, covering politics, government and the environment and then served for most of the 1990s as a foreign correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other Cox Newspapers, in the Middle East and Russia. He was named foreign editor of the chain just prior to the 9/11 terror attacks and spent much of the last decade managing the coverage of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and counter-terrorism efforts at home. Holmes spent most of the 1990s covering the Middle East and Africa. His assignments included the Rwanda genocide and civil war in 1994, and the violence between Israelis and Palestinians throughout the decade. In Russia, he chronicled the post-Soviet chaos as Vladimir Putin rose to power and a new war in Chechnya erupted. Holmes is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Murrow award in 2010 for coverage of Afghanistan, and a Peabody award for NPR.org while Holmes served as the site’s foreign editor.
He was named Editor of the Year for his part in shepherding the Cox chain’s coverage of the aftermath of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.
Holmes was awarded a prior fellowship with IRP, reporting from South Africa in 2002.