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Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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Molly Hennessy-Fiske is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she has spent a decade covering foreign, national, metro and business news, including reporting rotations in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon. She won an Overseas Press Club award in 2015, a Dart award from Columbia University in 2014, was a finalist for the Livingston Awards and Casey Medal and won state awards for her work in California, Florida, New York and North Carolina. She completed a Thomson Reuters fellowship in Lebanon in 2006 and a Pew fellowship reporting from Mexico in 2004. She has reported for newspapers in Boston, Miami, Raleigh, Schenectady, Syracuse, Washington and West Palm Beach. Hennessy-Fiske grew up in Upstate New York before attending Harvard College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in social studies in 1999. She is currently Middle East bureau chief.

Recent Articles

  • In one Puerto Rico mountain town, a wall of mud came crashing down

    In one Puerto Rico mountain town, a wall of mud came crashing down

    Days after Hurricane Maria ravaged this mountain town, leaving whole neighborhoods without power, water and communications, the rain was still falling. A team of volunteers carried 89-year-old Delia Piñeda and her oxygen tank across first a cracked highway, then a river and a sea of mud to safety....

  • Failing dam deepens the post-hurricane crisis in powerless Puerto Rico

    Failing dam deepens the post-hurricane crisis in powerless Puerto Rico

    The evacuation of tens of thousands of residents who live near a failing dam in northwest Puerto Rico continued Saturday, as fears of more deaths gripped the U.S. territory, days after Hurricane Maria tore across the island. Officials warned that the Guajataca Dam, about 70 miles west of San Juan,...

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