Krista Mahr joins Opinion at The New York Times as deputy international editor


I’m delighted to announce that Krista Mahr will join Opinion to help helm our international coverage. She has a wealth of experience reporting and editing on some of the biggest stories over the past couple of decades, and I’m very pleased she’s going to be a member of our team.

Krista comes to The Times from Politico, where she covered public health and the C.D.C. Previously, she was a senior editor at Time magazine’s Washington bureau, focusing on national security and foreign policy coverage. During her time there, she helped edit Time’s coverage of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the pandemic, the 2020 presidential election and the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Before moving to Washington, Krista reported overseas for 14 years. While based in Johannesburg, she reported across Africa for NPR, The Los Angeles Times and The Guardian, among others. In New Delhi, she worked as Time’s South Asia bureau chief and Reuters’s South Asia correspondent, covering the war in Afghanistan, the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the ascendency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She was based earlier in Hong Kong for Time for five years, where she reported from Japan, China, South Korea and throughout Southeast Asia.

Krista has degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Santa Cruz. She grew up in Los Angeles’s South Bay.

Please join me in welcoming Krista to Opinion.


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