Peter Finn is the national security editor at The Washington Post. He joined the paper in 1995 from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and first worked in Virginia for the Metro section. Beginning in 1998, Finn spent 10 years overseas for the paper as the bureau chief in its Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow bureaus. He reported on the 1999 war in Kosovo and its aftermath. Following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Finn covered terrorism for The Post, traveling extensively in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf. He was embedded with U.S. Special Forces during the invasion of Iraq. In all, Finn has reported from more than 60 countries for The Post and was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He returned to The Post’s newsroom in 2008 after covering the Russia-Georgia war and became a national security correspondent covering counterterrorism and U.S. detention operations, including at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which he has visited multiple times to report on military commission trials. In 2013, Finn was appointed national security editor and was part of a team of editors on the Pulitzer Prize-winning stories based on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. He oversaw the reporting on Russian interference in the presidential election and its fallout that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Finn is the co-author of “The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle over a Forbidden Book,” published by Pantheon in June 2014. It was finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction and the Pushkin House award for best book on Russia. Finn's second book -- "A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany" -- was published by Pantheon in September 2019.