William Branigin writes and edits breaking news. He previously was a reporter on The Post’s national and local staffs and spent 19 years overseas, reporting in Southeast Asia, Central America, the Middle East and Europe. Before joining The Post in 1979, he was a reporter for UPI in Paris and a freelancer in Tehran and Beirut for The Post and other news outlets. He later served as The Post’s bureau chief in Bangkok, Mexico City and Manila.
Honors & Awards:
Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award for Foreign Correspondence, 1983, for coverage of Afghanistan
Korn/Ferry International Journalism Award for United Nations reporting, 1993
Eugene Katz Award for immigration coverage, 2000
L.J. Hortin Distinguished Alumnus Award, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, 2002
The U.S. military did not immediately provide details on the deaths, which occurred a day after a visit to Afghanistan by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. But the Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the two were killed in an ambush.