Patrick J. McDonnell


Patrick J. McDonnell covers the Middle East for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Turkey. Before moving to Beirut, he reported on the uprising in Libya. He was previously The Times' bureau chief in Buenos Aires and Baghdad and also covered immigration issues and the U.S.-Mexico border. He is a native of the Bronx, where he majored in Irish-American studies. He is a graduate of NYU and the Columbia U. Graduate School of Journalism, was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University and a 2014 Pulitzer finalist in international reporting.

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