Initially covering economics, Nicholas Kristof served as a correspondent in Los Angeles and as bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo.
He has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 140 countries, plus all 50 states, every Chinese province and every main Japanese island.
In 1990 Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, then also a Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. They were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer for journalism.
Haunted by what he has seen in Darfur, Kristof has traveled to the region four times to provide coverage of the genocide that is unfolding there. In 2006, he won his second Pulitzer Prize for Commentary "for his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur and that gave voice to the voiceless in other parts of the world.”
Kristof and WuDunn’s new book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, is a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.