About P. J. @PJTobia
P.J. Tobia is a Foreign Affairs Producer at PBS NewsHour, covering the Middle East and North Africa. He is also the host and producer of the foreign affairs podcast "Shortwave." Prior to this Tobia spent two years in Afghanistan covering Afghan politics, life and the U.S.-led war.
P. J.’s Recent Stories
Nation Sep 17Florence amplifies problems for public housing residents
Florence's powerful winds and storm surge have devastated the small city of New Bern, North Carolina, were residents of a public housing development were already frustrated by the terrible living conditions. The NewsHour’s P.J Tobia reports.
Nation Sep 14Now a tropical storm, Florence’s sluggish pace promises to prolong misery
The eye of Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday morning and was downgraded to a tropical storm by the late afternoon. But the storm kept dumping rain, uprooting trees, flooding streets and battering towns with strong winds as it moved slowly…
Nation Sep 13Nearing landfall, huge Hurricane Florence threatens to dump historic rainfall
The outer bands of Hurricane Florence reached North Carolina's coast Thursday morning, offering a preview of what could be a slow-motion disaster. Even though the storm has lost some of its punch, federal emergency officials warned there's much worse to…
Nation Sep 12‘Now is the time’ to evacuate Hurricane Florence danger, officials urge
Hurricane Florence's shifting track is adding uncertainty to what forecasters are calling the "storm of a lifetime." It's now projected to slow near the North Carolina-South Carolina border, then head south and west -- changes that could endanger new areas.
Nation Sep 11‘This storm is a monster’: Carolinas brace for Hurricane Florence
As of Tuesday evening, Hurricane Florence is 500 miles wide, winds at 140 miles an hour and forecasts of 2.5 feet of rain. Power losses and flooding will be felt over several states, and the recovery is predicted to be…
Nation Dec 12On the ground with ICE agents enforcing Trump’s immigration crackdown
Since President Trump took office, immigration arrests are up 42 percent, and arrests of undocumented immigrants who don't have criminal records are up 145 percent compared to last year. The NewsHour's P.J. Tobia takes us along as ICE officers use…
World May 31At least 90 killed, hundreds wounded after bomb explodes in Kabul, Afghanistan
“The blast was so huge that it dug a big crater as deep as four meters,” or 13 feet.
Politics May 30‘Why all the cloak-and-dagger secrecy’ on Russia, asks former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
In a wide-ranging interview with PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper addressed Trump’s handling of classified information, and he called recent reports that the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner had requested a secret back channel to…
Nation Aug 29How a former extremist became a counterterrorism analyst
Federal prosecutors once regarded Jesse Curtis Morton as a threat to national security. Now, he is a terrorism analyst at a George Washington University-based think tank.
World Apr 01How sending aid landed one Libyan family in prison
On his Shortwave podcast this week, P.J. Tobia reports on the story of one Libyan family, how they suffered under Muammar Qaddafi’s regime, and how after he was captured and killed, things got much, much worse.