National reporter Education: Gannon University, BA in English communications; Columbia University, MA in journalism Tim Craig is a national reporter on the America desk, often traveling to faraway places to bring the best and the worst of the country to Washington Post readers. Before joining the National desk in 2017, he served as The Post's Afghanistan-Pakistan bureau chief from 2013 through 2016. Craig was based in Islamabad, Pakistan, and in Kabul but traveled frequently throughout the region, the Middle East and Europe. In 2011, he also did a stint in The Post's Baghdad bureau. Craig began his career at The Post in 2003, serving as a Maryland government reporter, the Richmond bureau chief, and a D.C. City Hall reporter. Before joining The Post, he spent three years covering government and politics and urban affairs at the Baltimore Sun. Honors & Awards:
2016-2017 Knight-Bagehot Fellow for Business Journalism at Columbia University
President Trump claims “total” authority Monday to decide when to reopen the economy, but governors on both coasts formed groups Monday to plan for easing their states back toward normalcy, highlighting what could be a fractured reopening process.