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Elisabeth Bumiller

Bumiller is Washington bureau chief at The New York Times, where she oversees the paper’s coverage of the nation’s capital. Previously, she was a Times Pentagon correspondent from 2008 to early 2013, a period when she embedded with the American military in Afghanistan. In 2008, she covered the presidential campaign of Senator John McCain.  Before that, she was The Times’ City Hall bureau chief. From 1979 to 1985, Bumiller worked for The Washington Post in Washington, New Delhi, Tokyo and New York.

She is the author of three books: Condoleezza Rice: An American Life”; “May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India”; and “The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family.”