Matt McAllester began his career at Newsday as a reporter on Long Island, New York. He became the newspaper’s Middle East Bureau Chief in 1999. He is the author of books about the wars in Kosovo and Iraq; his third book was a memoir. McAllester’s journalism awards include three Overseas Press Club of America citations, a staff award for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting and the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Award 2006 for Excellence in Asian Journalism. Before joining Newsweek in 2015 as Editor of Newsweek Europe he was Europe Editor of TIME magazine.