London bureau chief Education: University of Texas at Austin, literature ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vannevar Bush Fellow
William Booth is The Washington Post’s London bureau chief. Booth served as bureau chief in Jerusalem, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Miami, and as pop culture correspondent for the Style section.
He has covered upheaval and transformation in Catalonia, Ukraine, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Haiti, Honduras and the Balkans. In Mexico, his work focused on drug trafficking and the state response. In the Middle East, he covered the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Before coming to The Post, Booth wrote for Science magazine. He was a Vannevar Bush Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. He was on The Post’s Pulitzer Prize-finalist team that covered the Fort Hood shootings.
Visitors to Buckingham Palace who came out to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony were given a surprise on Friday. The queen's honor guard played “Respect” a song made famous by Aretha Franklin.