Alexandra Zavis

Writer

Alexandra Zavis is a writer and editor on the Los Angeles Times' Foreign Desk who has reported from more than 40 countries. She spent a decade with the Associated Press, covering Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan, among other war-torn places. Since joining The Times in 2006, she has served as a Baghdad correspondent and as a California reporter covering poverty and veterans issues. She is a recipient of the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Arthur Ross Award for distinguished reporting on foreign affairs and was part of teams of reporters awarded the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for foreign correspondence and APME's International Perspective Award. She is a graduate of Oxford University and City University in London.

Recent Articles

  • FORT IRWIN IS STAGING AREA FOR SUCCESS IN IRAQ

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - -Looking every inch a governor, the thickset Iraqi, in a pinstripe jacket, sits behind an imposing desk and glares at his American guest. When he drove to work that morning, Bassam Kalasho informed the newly arrived Army colonel, he found the road full of American checkpoints...

  • Little Leagues, other groups face loss of online payments

    About 220 Little Leagues and other sports organizations in the United States face losses after an online payment company stopped handing over dues and other funds that it was collecting. The missing payments, which Washington state-based Count Me In Corp. acknowledged Tuesday total $5 million, have...

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