R. Jeffrey Smith

R. Jeffrey Smith is currently managing editor for national security at the Center for Public Integrity. He is a former investigative editor on The Post’s National staff. Before that, he was National investigative correspondent, covering such topics as political corruption and the intelligence community. Jeffrey shared the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting with two colleagues for articles on then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and lobbyist Jack Abramoff, coverage that also won the Selden Ring Award and the Worth Bingham prize. He was a finalist with other Post reporters for the Pulitzer in international reporting in 1999 (from Kosovo), and a finalist with others for the Pulitzer in national reporting in 2005 (about Abu Ghraib).

Before that, Jeffrey was Rome bureau chief and covered the conflicts in Kosovo and Macedonia. Among other prizes are the 1986 National Magazine Award for public interest; the 1984 Overseas Press Club award for best magazine story on foreign affairs; and the Science-in-Society Journalism Award in 1982 and 1979. Jeffrey joined The Post from Science magazine in 1986. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and public policy from Duke and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.