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Doyle McManus

Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, has reported on national and international issues from Washington for more than 30 years. His twice-weekly column appears in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers nationwide.

McManus is a four-time winner of the National Press Club's Edwin Hood Award for reporting on U.S. foreign policy, most recently for articles on the U.S. occupation of Iraq. From 1996 to 2008, he was The Times' Washington bureau chief, leading a team of reporters and editors that was recognized as one of the nation's best news operations. He is coauthor of three books, including "Landslide: The Unmaking of the President 1984-88," named one of the notable books of 1988 by The New York Times.

McManus joined The Times in 1978 after three years as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. He reported for the newspaper from Los Angeles, Beirut, Tehran and Central America before moving to Washington, where he served as State Department correspondent and White House correspondent. He has also written for Foreign Policy, Time, Sports Illustrated and the London Daily Express.

McManus was born in San Francisco, graduated from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Brussels. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and a former member of Stanford's board of trustees. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Paula Copeland McManus; they have three grown daughters.

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