Robert Parry is a Bloomberg News editor in Washington overseeing actions of the Securities and Exchange Commission and other agencies regulating the accounting and securities industries. In the 1980s, at the Associated Press, Parry wrote many of the early stories that became known as the Iran-Contra Affair, including the first story identifying White House aide Oliver North as a go-between for secret Reagan administration support for the Nicaraguan contra rebels. Parry received the Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984 for his coverage of covert activities by the Central Intelligence Agency in Central America. Parry also was a correspondent for Newsweek and the Public Broadcasting System's documentary program, Frontline. A graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Parry lives in Arlington, Virginia.