Keith B. Richburg

China correspondent Keith B. Richburg has spent more than 20 years overseas for The Washington Post, serving as bureau chief in Paris, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Nairobi and Manila. He covered the invasion in Iraq, the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the U.S. military intervention in Somalia, the genocide in Rwanda, and the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China. He was the Post’s foreign editor from 2005 to 2007 and the New York bureau chief from 2007 to 2009. A native Detroiter, he came to the Post as a summer intern in 1978 and has been with the paper ever since. He has a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in international relations from The London School of Economics. He was Journalist In Residence at the East-West Center in Honolulu in 1990-91. He is the author of “Out Of America; A Black Man Confronts Africa” (Basic Books, 1997). He speaks French and is currently studying Mandarin Chinese.