Hannah Allam

The Washington Post
Hannah Allam writes about extremism, domestic terrorism and national security for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2021 from NPR, where she was on the national security team. As a longtime foreign correspondent for McClatchy, Allam served as bureau chief in Baghdad during the Iraq War and in Cairo during the Arab Spring rebellions. She returned to the United States in 2012 and has reported extensively on U.S. foreign policy, race and religion, and the mainstreaming of extremist ideologies.
Education: University of Oklahoma, BA in mass communications
Honors and Awards: Nieman Fellow, 2009, Harvard University; Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award for coverage of Iraq (McClatchy team); George Polk Award for coverage of Syria (McClatchy team); National religion reporting awards including the Wilbur, the Goldziher Prize and Religion News Association