Craig Timberg

senior editor collaborative investigations The Washington Post

Craig Timberg is senior editor for collaborative investigations at The Washington Post, where he oversees projects and investigations that involve collaborations with international consortia, as well as journalism nonprofits and other news organizations.

Craig began his Post career in 1998 as a Metro reporter covering Virginia politics from Richmond and, later, D.C. politics. In 2004 he moved to Johannesburg to cover southern Africa, a tour he concluded by co-authoring a book, Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It. He has twice served as an editor – as Education editor in 2009-2010 and then as deputy National Security editor. He returned to reporting in 2012, embracing a wide-ranging technology beat on the Business staff that has included a five-part series on Internet security in 2015, groundbreaking reporting on political disinformation and deep dives into the role of social media and QAnon in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. That coverage was among the work for which The Post received the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He also contributed to The Post’s Pulitzer-winning coverage of the National Security Agency, which garnered a Gerald Loeb Award in 2014.

Craig was a JSK fellow at Stanford in 2015-2016. Craig’s arrival at The Post was preceded by stints at the Valley News in West Lebanon, N.H.; the Concord Monitor in Concord, N.H.; and the Baltimore Sun. He earned a degree in philosophy and history at Connecticut College.

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