Ignatius joined The Post in 1986 as editor of its Sunday Outlook section. In 1990 he became foreign editor, and in 1993, assistant managing editor for business news. He began writing his column in 1998 and continued even during a three-year stint as executive editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Earlier in his career, Ignatius was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering at various times the steel industry, the Justice Department, the CIA, the Senate, the Middle East and the State Department.
Ignatius grew up in Washington, D.C., and studied political theory at Harvard College and economics at Kings College, Cambridge. He lives in Washington with his wife and has three daughters.
Honors & Awards:
2000 Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary
2004 Edward Weintal Prize
2010 Urbino International Press Award
2013 Overseas Press Club Award for Foreign Affairs Commentary
Lifetime Achievement Award, International Committee for Foreign Journalists
Legion D'Honneur awarded by the French government
As The Post’s foreign editor, Ignatius supervised the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait