Social Media

Robert McCartney

The Washington Post

Bob has spent almost 30 years at The Washington Post, where he currently writes a column in the Metro section. From 2005 to 2009 he was the assistant managing editor/Metro, supervising the newspaper’s largest staff. In that position he directed coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, for which the Post received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News.  He was the paper’s first assistant managing editor for continuous news from 2003 to 2005 and earlier spent two years in Paris as managing editor of the International Herald Tribune.  He has held a variety of editing and reporting positions at the Post, including foreign editor, Maryland editor, New York financial correspondent, Central European bureau chief in Bonn (where he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall) and Mexico City bureau chief.  He joined the Post as an assistant foreign editor in 1982, coming to Washington from the Associated Press in Rome.