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Carol Giacomo

New York Times editorial board member


Carol Giacomo, a former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington, covered foreign policy for the international wire service for more than two decades before joining The Times editorial board in August 2007.

In her previous position, she travelled over one million miles to more than 100 countries with eight secretaries of state and various other senior US officials. In 2009, she won the Georgetown University Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1999–2000, she was a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, researching US economic and foreign policy decision-making during the Asian financial crisis.

In the fall semester of 2013, she taught an undergraduate seminar on editorial writing on international issues at Princeton University, and has been a guest lecturer at the US National War College, among other academic institutions. Born and raised in Connecticut, she holds a BA in English Literature from Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts. She began her professional journalism career at the Lowell Sun in Lowell, Massachusetts. and later worked for the Hartford Courant in the city hall, state capitol and Washington bureaus.