Cameron Barr, managing editor for news and features at The Washington Post, has spent more than three decades in journalism, in roles ranging from local news reporter to foreign correspondent to senior editor. He presently oversees more than 500 journalists who cover local, national and international news.
In recent years he has helped direct The Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigations of Donald Trump’s charitable giving, the use of deadly force by American police, the failings of the U.S. Secret Service, and the reach of U.S. government surveillance. He has been an enthusiastic proponent of The Post’s transformation into a digital news organization that seeks out new means of telling stories and finding audiences for serious journalism.
Before joining The Post in 2004, Cameron Barr spent almost 15 years at The Christian Science Monitor, primarily as a foreign correspondent based in Tokyo and Jerusalem. He has won Overseas Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi awards, was a co-winner of the National Magazine Award, and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2003 for his coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The son of a U.S. diplomat, he spent his childhood in South Asia, North and West Africa, and Europe. He lives in Washington with his partner and his two teenage daughters.