Patrick J. McDonnell is the Los Angeles Times Mexico City bureau chief and a foreign correspondent. Previously, he was bureau chief in Beirut, covering conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Libya and issues in Iran, Lebanon and Turkey. He covered the Iraq war as Baghdad correspondent/bureau chief and then roamed South America as Buenos Aires bureau chief. He began at The Times covering the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego/Tijuana and immigration issues. McDonnell is a native of the Bronx, where he majored in Irish-American studies and N.Y. Yankee fandom. He is a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, was a Nieman fellow at Harvard and a 2014 Pulitzer finalist in international reporting for coverage from inside Syria.
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