Anne Barnard is Beirut Bureau Chief for The New York Times, where she has covered the Syrian crisis and its impact on individuals and communities since 2013. Prior to this post, Barnard was a reporter on the Times Metro Desk where she primarily covered New York City. During that time she did several foreign stints in Russia, Libya, Lebanon and Haiti. Before joining the Times in 2007, Barnard was The Boston Globe’s Middle East Bureau Chief from 2005 to 2007, and their Iraq Bureau Chief from 2003 to 2005.
Barnard has also worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Moscow Times. She has won several awards for her journalism including Columbia’s Meyer Berger Award for in-depth reporting on ordinary lives, and the New York Press Club’s Heart of New York Award.