Pulitzer Prize winner Lewis M. Simons began his career as a foreign correspondent in 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War. He saw the war through to the end, covering, in quick succession, the fall of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
Since then, Simons has reported on war, civil unrest, politics, and economics from throughout Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. He was a staff correspondent for the Associated Press, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and Knight-Ridder Newspapers.
In 1986, Simons won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, for exposing the billions of dollars looted from the Philippines by the Marcos family. He was twice more a Pulitzer finalist and was awarded an Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship by the Council on Foreign Relations. Simons has received numerous other professional honors, including the George Polk Journalism Award.
Simons is a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His op-ed and analytical articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and the Smithsonian Magazine. He has contributed to National Geographic, and his work also has appeared in USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and Daily Kos. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN.
He is coauthor, with Senator Christopher S. Bond, of The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam. He also is author of Worth Dying For, and a contributing author of half a dozen books on war and international affairs.