Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Writer

Molly Hennessy-Fiske is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she has spent a decade covering metro, national, business and foreign news, including reporting rotations in Afghanistan, Egypt and Iraq. 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 Houston bureau chief.

Recent Articles

  • Iraqi troops reach Tigris River, but more challenges ahead in battle for Mosul

    Iraqi troops reach Tigris River, but more challenges ahead in battle for Mosul

    Iraqi forces this week reached a bridge over the Tigris River that bisects the city of Mosul, gaining a strategic advantage over Islamic State militants whom commanders described as increasingly desperate. “I saw many ISIL run away,” said Maj. Gen. Najim Jabouri, Iraqi army commander for the Mosul...

  • Russia begins to draw down its forces in Syria

    Russia begins to draw down its forces in Syria

    After more than a year of conducting airstrikes that helped prevent a collapse of the Syrian government, Russia has started to reduce its forces there, a senior Russian military commander announced. The drawdown will start with the departure of the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and...

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