Tracy Wilkinson

Writer

Tracy Wilkinson has covered wars, crises and daily life on three continents. Her career began with United Press International, where she covered the Contra war in Nicaragua. She moved to The Times in 1987, first as a writer on the Metro staff, then as a foreign correspondent based in San Salvador. In 1995, she moved to Vienna, where she covered the war in the Balkans, winning the George Polk Award in 1999, and then to Jerusalem. From there, she went to Rome, where she covered two popes and did several stints in Iraq. In 2008, she became Mexico bureau chief, where her coverage was part of a team Overseas Press Club Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Wilkinson was also the 2014 winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Award for coverage of Latin America. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Her book “The Vatican's Exorcists: Driving Out the Devil in the 21st Century” has been translated into a dozen languages. She joined The Times' Washington, D.C., bureau in 2015 to cover foreign affairs.

 

 

Recent Articles

  • World leaders worry about what President Trump will do

    World leaders worry about what President Trump will do

    At foreign embassies across Washington, envoys say they are bracing for the unknown when President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office Friday and starts issuing orders. In capitals around the globe, leaders and foreign policy experts worry that Trump’s calls for radical change and brash style...

  • At her confirmation hearing, Nikki Haley decries U.N.'s position on Israel

    At her confirmation hearing, Nikki Haley decries U.N.'s position on Israel

    Nikki Haley, Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, used her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to attack the world body for what she called its bias against Israel, a position that put her in sync with most of Congress. Haley told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...

  • Nikki Haley is expected to sail through her Senate confirmation hearing

    Nikki Haley is expected to sail through her Senate confirmation hearing

    Trump aide describes inflated crowd count as 'alternative facts' Jan. 22, 2017, 3:54 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Senior Trump advisor defends false claims of inauguration crowd size Trump reacts to women's marches for the first time Secretary...

  • Trump worries European allies before inauguration

    Trump worries European allies before inauguration

    Even before he enters the White House on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump has signaled that his foreign policy could include a diminished Europe and an unfettered Russia, creating deep unease in many of America’s traditional allies. In recent days, he has called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

  • Obama scraps policy granting residency to Cubans arriving without visas

    Obama scraps policy granting residency to Cubans arriving without visas

    President Obama ordered an immediate end Thursday to the long-standing U.S. policy of granting easy residency permits to Cubans who reach U.S. shores, probably the last major foreign policy initiative of his tenure. In a statement, Obama said he is ending the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy...

  • New Pew study finds views of world threats cleave along party lines

    New Pew study finds views of world threats cleave along party lines

    Trump aide describes inflated crowd count as 'alternative facts' Jan. 22, 2017, 3:54 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Senior Trump advisor defends false claims of inauguration crowd size Trump reacts to women's marches for the first time Secretary...

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