Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, has reported on national and international issues from Washington for more than 25 years. His weekly Op-Ed column delivers original reporting and analysis on a wide range of national issues.
McManus is a four-time winner of the National Press Club's Edwin Hood Award for reporting on U.S. foreign policy, most recently in 2004 for articles on the U.S. occupation of Iraq. He has also won Georgetown University's Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting and other awards. From 1996 to 2008, he was The Times' Washington bureau chief, leading a team of 40 reporters and editors that won recognition as one of the nation's best news operations. He is author or coauthor of three books, including "Landslide: The Unmaking of the President 1984-88," named by the New York Times as one of the notable books of 1988. He appears frequently on PBS's "Washington Week" and other programs and was a panelist for presidential primary election debates in 2000 and 2008.
McManus joined The Times in 1978 after three years as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. He reported for The Times in Los Angeles, the Middle East, Central America, New York and Washington, where he served as a State department correspondent and White House correspondent before he was named bureau chief. He has also written for Foreign Policy, Time, Sports Illustrated and the London Daily Express.
McManus graduated from Stanford University in 1974 and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Brussels. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Advisory Board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford and the Board of Visitors of the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. He was a member of Stanford's board of trustees from 1988 to 1993.
He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Paula Copeland McManus; they have three grown daughters.