Dean E Murphy

Dean E Murphy

Dean E Murphy is an award-winning journalist who was appointed Business Editor at The New York Times in 2012. Prior to his appointment, Mr Murphy had been a Deputy Editor on both the business and national desks.

Before becoming an editor, Mr Murphy worked as a reporter for both The Times and the Los Angeles Times. At The New York Times, he served as the San Francisco Bureau Chief and earlier as a political writer covering the first election campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Michael Bloomberg. At the Los Angeles Times, he held a variety of posts, including Bureau Chief in Warsaw, Poland, and in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also covered civil wars in the former Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone and Angola.

Mr Murphy is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘September 11: An Oral History’ (Doubleday 2002), and the recipient of a variety of awards. He was honored as foreign correspondent of the year by Sigma Delta Chi for his dispatches from Africa about the spread of AIDS, and he shared in staff awards for three Pulitzer Prizes. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s in international affairs from The Johns Hopkins University. In addition, he completed a year of post-graduate studies in political science at the University of Bonn, Germany, as a scholar with the German Academic Exchange Service.