Cameron Barr is now managing editor of The Washington Post, overseeing news and features.
Barr was previously national editor for the Post for three years. Before becoming national editor in 2013, he was deputy national editor, national security editor and Middle East editor for the paper.
Prior to joining The Post in 2004, Cameron was Middle East correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, covering the second intifada and the beginning of the Iraq war. He was that paper’s Tokyo bureau chief from 1994 to 2000, covering the region’s financial collapse, the fall of Suharto and the independence of East Timor, and the commercial sexual abuse of children in East Asia. He was the Monitor’s deputy foreign editor and roving South Asia correspondent before that assignment.
From 1988 to 1990, Cameron was a staff reporter for The American Lawyer, writing major stories that included a behind-the-scenes account of Union Carbide’s settlement of claims arising from the Bhopal gas leak and a profile of Colombia drug-court judges, who were then being killed at a rate of roughly one per week.
He has won the Overseas Press Club Award and the Sigma Delta Chi investigative reporting award, and was a co-winner of the National Magazine Award.