T.R. Reid, the Washington Post's Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief, has become one of the nation's best-known correspondents through his coverage of global affairs for the Post, his books and films, and his light-hearted commentaries on National Public Radio.
Reid took a roundabout path to the Post. He majored in Classics at Princeton University, and subsequently worked as a teacher; as a naval officer during the Vietnam War; as a lawyer; and at a few other jobs along the way. At the Washington Post, he has covered Congress, national politics, and four presidential campaigns. He has spent most of the past decade overseas, as the paper's bureau chief in Tokyo and in London.
Reid has written and hosted documentary films for National Geographic TV and for the A&E network. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. He has served as a visiting professor at Colorado College and the University of Michigan. He has been a member of the board of trustees of Princeton University and serves on the Board of Advisors at the University of Colorado Medical School.
T.R. Reid has written six books in English and three in Japanese, and translated on book from the Japanese. His latest book, The United States of Europe, was published by The Penguin Press in November 2004, and quickly became a national best seller.
T.R. Reid has been married for 33 years to the attorney Margaret M. McMahon. They have three children.