Bob became deputy bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times in 2011 after working as a roving national correspondent for the newspaper. For most of the 1990s he worked as a foreign correspondent, reporting from Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 1983 and has written stories from nearly every state. He is the author of Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War, published in 2007. It won the Overseas Press Club award for best non-fiction book on international affairs, and an IRE book award. Bob has won or shared numerous other journalism prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize and a George Polk Award.