Moscow bureau chief and foreign correspondent Education: Presbyterian Ladies' College, Burwood, Australia
Robyn Dixon is a foreign correspondent on her third stint in Russia, after almost a decade reporting there beginning in the early 1990s. In November 2019 she joined The Washington Post as Moscow bureau chief.
She began working in journalism as a copy girl in her hometown afternoon newspaper, the Herald in Melbourne, Australia, in 1978. In 1993 she became Moscow bureau chief for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age, covering the former Soviet Union and the war in Chechnya. In 1999 she joined the Los Angeles Times as Moscow correspondent and covered conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. She became Johannesburg bureau chief for the Times in 2003 and spent 15 years covering sub-Saharan Africa before being deployed as the Times’s Beijing bureau chief in 2018.
Honors & Awards:
2016: Winner of the Overseas Press Club Madeline Dane Ross Award for international reporting on the human condition
2016: Reporting fellow, International Women’s Media Foundation
2016: Anchored the Los Angeles Times story, "Diary of Terror," that was awarded an Associated Press Media Editors award in the Sally Jacobsen International Perspective category, as well as a citation for storytelling from the APME
2009: Winner of the Daniel Pearl Award for courage and integrity in reporting
2009: Awarded the Batten Medal by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, recognizing “compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog"
2008: Citation by the Overseas Press Club in relation to the Joe and Laurie Dine award for international reporting dealing with human rights
2008: Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy award for international reporting on human rights, social justice or the power of individual action
2007: Winner of the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award for international reporting.