Evan Osnos is the Chicago Tribune’s Beijing correspondent, covering China and the Far East. He was previously the paper’s Cairo correspondent, reporting mostly from Iraq.
In that post, he covered the U.S. invasion and the rise of the insurgency. He also reported from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian territories.
He was the 2007 recipient of the Livingston Award for foreign coverage, as well as the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. He also received awards that year from the Overseas Press Club for environmental reporting and the Society of Professional Journalists for foreign coverage.
Before his foreign postings, Osnos was a correspondent in the Tribune’s New York bureau, where he covered the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Before that, he was a metro reporter and contributor to the Tribune’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on America’s troubled air travel system, “Gateway to Gridlock.”
Before joining the Tribune, Osnos conducted social science research in China, under a grant from the Harvard Institute for International Development. He is a 1998 graduate of Harvard College.
He was born in London on Dec. 24, 1976.