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, as pop culture correspondent for the Style section, and science reporter on the National desk.
He has covered upheaval and transformation in Catalonia, Ukraine, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Haiti, Honduras and the Balkans. In Mexico, his work focused on migration, drug trafficking and the state response. In the Middle East, he covered the Israel-Palestinian conflict, including the 2014 Gaza fighting.
Before coming to The Post, Booth was a staff writer at 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. His Washington Post magazine work has been anthologized in two editions of Best American Travel Writing.
Honors & Awards:
Overseas Press Club, Kim Wall Award, "Occupied," 2018
Overseas Press Club, Robert Spiers Benjamn Award Citation, "Mexico's Middle Class," 2012
Overseas Press Club, Robert Spiers Benjamin Award Citation, "Mexico at War," 2010