Laura King


Laura King has been a Washington, D.C.-based global affairs correspondent since 2016. She was most recently the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Cairo, and served previously as bureau chief in Kabul and Jerusalem. Before joining The Times, she was a correspondent for the Associated Press in Washington, Tokyo, Jerusalem and London, covering conflicts in the Balkans and the Mideast. King is a graduate of UC Davis and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. She was a 1997 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University in 2013. In 2016, King was a co-recipient of an Overseas Press Club award for coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Recent Articles

  • Jerusalem synagogue attack leaves four rabbis dead

    Jerusalem synagogue attack leaves four rabbis dead

    — In the pious Har Nof neighborhood in the hills of West Jerusalem, early-morning prayers at a landmark synagogue are an integral part of the rhythm of daily religious life. Those who chose that time and place to strike seemed to know that. Two attackers brandishing weapons including a handgun...

  • Leaders in Iraq appeal for calm

    Governing Council urges Hussein supporters to end their guerrilla campaign; 'A spirit of forgiveness'; 2,000 coalition troops sweep Samarra to kill or capture insurgents