Ellen Barry

Journalist @EllenBarryNYT

Ellen Barry is currently the Boston-based New England bureau chief for the New York Times. Previously, she was the newspaper’s Chief International Correspondent, based in London, New Delhi-based South Asia bureau chief, Moscow bureau chief, Moscow-based foreign correspondent for The Times and a reporter for the Metro section, based in Queens. In India, she won the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, for deeply reported pieces on the position of women in India’s workforce. She also won the 2018 Ramnath Goenka award for best Foreign Correspondent covering India. She was part of a team that won the 2017 Society of Publishers in Asia award for excellence in reporting breaking news. While in Russia, she was part of a team which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for International reporting for a series on impunity in Russia’s justice system. Before joining The Times, Ellen was Atlanta bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, and a news and feature writer for the Boston Globe. She reported on the 2001 terrorist attack on New York, and covered wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. While at the Globe, she was a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Writing for a series, "Lost Boys of Sudan." This series also earned her the American Society of Newspaper Editors 2002 Distinguished Writing Award for Non-Deadline Writing. In 2004, she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in beat reporting, for a set of articles on mental health. She is the recipient of the American Society of Newspaper Editors 2004 Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline News Reporting by a Team for her work on the Station Nightclub Fire. Ms. Barry, a Yale graduate, lived in the Soviet Union as a child, and began her career at the Moscow Times. She is married to Keith Wilson, and is the mother of two daughters, Alice and June.