As managing editor, Scott Kraft oversees Metro, California, National, International, Washington, Page One, Column One, Enterprise and Investigations. During more than three decades at The Times, Kraft has been a national and foreign correspondent as well as deputy managing editor/news and National editor. He joined the paper as a staff writer in its Chicago bureau and later was bureau chief in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Paris. He covered the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid and the ill-fated U.S. military mission in Somalia, among other major stories. His story for the Los Angeles Times magazine on the AIDS epidemic in Africa won the SPJ Distinguished Service Award for Foreign Correspondence. He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing, and was a Pulitzer juror in International Reporting in 2014 and chair of the Public Service jury in 2015. Kraft was born in Kansas City, Mo., and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas State University.