Istanbul bureau chief covering the Middle East
Education: Occidental College, bachelor's degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs; Columbia University, SIPA, master's degree in International Affairs
Kareem Fahim has served as the Istanbul bureau chief and a Middle East correspondent for The Washington Post since September 2016. Previously, he worked for 11 years as a staff reporter for the New York Times, with assignments on the metro desk and as a Cairo-based foreign correspondent reporting on the Arab uprisings and their aftermath. Fahim attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, and Columbia University's graduate School of International and Public Affairs. He grew up in Palo Alto, Calif., and in Kuwait.