Bob Drogin

Bob Drogin
Born March 29, 1952
Education Oberlin College, Columbia School of Journalism
Occupation Journalist, author
Notable credit(s) Los Angeles Times
Spouse(s) Francoise Joaquin

Bob Drogin is a journalist who covers intelligence and national security in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times.


He is a native of Bayonne, New Jersey, and a graduate of Oberlin College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives with his wife and two children in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Drogin first joined the Los Angeles Times in 1983 as a national correspondent based in New York City. He traveled to nearly every state and covered the 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns. He subsequently moved overseas as a foreign correspondent, serving as bureau chief in Manila and Johannesburg. He reported on Nelson Mandela's election as president of South Africa, the genocide in Rwanda, the Gulf War, and other news from nearly 50 countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

He is the author of the 2007 book, Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War, which describes the role of the Curveball, the Iraqi informant who was a key source for false claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The Overseas Press Club of America gave Curveball the 2007 "Cornelius Ryan Award" for best non-fiction book on international affairs. It also won the Investigative Reporters and Editors book prize in 2007.


Drogin has won or shared numerous journalism prizes, including an Overseas Press Club of America Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, an International Center for Investigative Journalism Award and a George Polk Award. He was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University in 1997 and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford in 2006 and 2009. In 1981, he was part of a team at the Charlotte Observer that won journalism's most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, for its series on brown lung disease.[1]


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