Doyle McManus is a Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has reported for 35 years on national and international issues from Washington, the Middle East and Europe, and has covered every presidential election campaign since 1984. For 12 years he served as chief of the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau, widely recognized as one of the nation’s best news operations.
McManus is a four-time winner of the National Press Club's Edwin Hood Award for reporting on U.S. foreign policy and also won Georgetown University's Weintal Prize for coverage of foreign affairs.
He is author or coauthor of three books including “Landslide: The Unmaking of the President 1984-88,” a bestseller named by The New York Times as one of the most notable books of 1988.
McManus joined the Los Angeles Times in 1978 after three years as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. He reported for the Times from Los Angeles, Athens, Beirut, Tehran, New York and Washington, and became Washington Bureau Chief in 1996. He has also written for Foreign Policy, Time, Sports Illustrated and the London Daily Express.
McManus graduated from Stanford University 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, 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 adult daughters.