Ms. Warner is one of five senior correspondents who join Jim Lehrer on PBS's nightly news program - the PBS NewsHour - reporting on, and interviewing, the men and women who are shaping today's world.
She is also the lead correspondent for the PBS NewsHour’s Overseas Reporting Unit, which has taken her over the past two years to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, France, Britain, Germany, China, Kenya and Iran.
Her coverage of the turmoil in Pakistan won her a coveted Emmy Award in 2008. That same year, she also earned the Edward Weintal Prize for International Reporting by Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, for her overseas reporting.
Ms. Warner joined what was then The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour in 1993 after a career in print journalism. She spent a decade at Newsweek as political and campaign correspondent, White House reporter and chief diplomatic correspondent.
She was a panelist in one of the two fall election debates of the 1988 presidential campaign. She previously reported for The Wall Street Journal, The San Diego Union, and The Concord [N.H.] Monitor.
Her diplomatic coverage for Newsweek during the Gulf War made her runner-up for the National Press Club’s 1990 Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Reporting. She also shared, with a Newsweek team, the prestigious George Polk Award for coverage of terrorism, and won the Best Reporting Award from the Overseas Press Club.
A graduate of Yale University, Ms. Warner lives in Washington, D.C. She serves as a member of the Yale Corporation and is a trustee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
Margaret’s Recent Stories
World Jan 30A Bronx Cheer in Brussels for EU Austerity
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Nation Aug 03Mubarak’s Trial — Completing the Revolution, or Diverting It?
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World Jun 01Gloom in Bahrain Persists as State of Emergency Lifts
Bahrain may have lifted its emergency rule, but the opposition still feels the effects of the government crackdown.
World May 20U.S. Official Responds to ‘Double Standard’ Charges on Bahrain
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World May 18Bahrain Government’s Confidence May Be Misplaced
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World May 12As Crackdown Nears End, Bahrainis Struggle to Turn the Page
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World Apr 22Egypt: A Voice of Experience for a Youthful Movement
The last time I saw Mona Makram-Ebeid, she was sitting in the overstuffed opulence of a hotel cafe in Cairo, enjoying a cigarette with Newsweek's Paris bureau chief, Christopher Dickey, and a famed Egyptian writer. It was Day 13 of…
World Feb 05Would-Be Egypt Crisis Broker Finds It Heavy Going
Ahmed Zewail and Margaret Warner CAIRO, Egypt | We're sitting in the lobby lounge of an upscale Cairo hotel, littered with road-weary journalists and private security personnel. Holding court in one corner is the 1999 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry,…
Nation Jan 18S. Korean Defense Official: China Can Play ‘More Responsible’ Role
// SEOUL, South Korea | On the eve of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Washington -- with the North Korea issue near the top of the agenda between him and President Obama -- I sat down in Seoul with…