Carol Giacomo
Journalist, The New York Times Editorial Board, 2007-2020 (retired)

Carol Giacomo
Carol Giacomo was a member of The New York Times Editorial Board from 2007-2020 writing about all major foreign and defenses issues including nuclear weapons, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

In that position, her reporting involved regular independent overseas travel, including recent trips to North Korea, Iran and Myanmar. She met a half dozen times with Barack Obama at the White House when he was president and has, over the years, interviewed scores of other American and foreign leaders.

A former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington, she covered foreign policy for the international wire service for more than two decades and traveled over 1 million miles to more than 100 countries with eight secretaries of state and various other senior U.S. officials.

In the Fall of 2020, she was fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School leading a study group on foreign policy and the 2020 election. During the 2020 spring semester,Ms. Giacomo was on leave of absence from NYT to teach as a Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton University, a position she also held in 2013.In 2019, she held the Poynter Chair at Indiana University’s School of Media Studies which involved regular visits to the Bloomington campus to conduct journalism-related classes and workshops for students and faculty.

In 2018, she won an award from The American Academy of Diplomacy, an organization of retired career diplomats, for outstanding diplomatic commentary. In 2009, she won the Georgetown University Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting. She has also won two publisher’s awards from The New York Times.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1999-2000, she was a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, researching U.S. economic and foreign policy decision-making during the Asian financial crisis. She has often been a public speaker at academic institutions, thinktanks and on media shows. Born and raised in Connecticut, she holds a B.A. in English Literature from Regis College, Weston, Mass. She began her professional journalism career at the Lowell Sun in Lowell, Mass., and later worked for the Hartford Courant in the city hall, state capitol and Washington bureaus.