WSJ’s DC bureau hires Strobel from Reuters
Wall Street Journal national security editor Bob Ourlian and DC bureau chief Paul Beckett sent out the following announcement:
We’re elated to announce that Warren Strobel is joining the Journal’s Washington bureau to cover intelligence, espionage and the secretive sides of U.S. foreign policy and national security. He’ll work with the DC national security group and with reporters on other Washington teams as well as around the world.
Warren is a three-decade mainstay of Washington foreign policy coverage. Most recently, he’s been the diplomatic correspondent in Reuters’ Washington Bureau, responsible for investigative and enterprise reporting on national security and foreign policy issues.
A bit earlier, as a reporter for Knight Ridder Newspapers and later, McClatchy Newspapers, from 2001 to 2011, Warren was part of a team whose reporting chronicled the intelligence and planning failures prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. For that, Warren is the co-winner of the Edward Weintal Award from Georgetown University, the Raymond Clapper Award, a National Headliner Award and a James K. Batten Excellence Award.
Not to bury the lede, but the work done by Warren and his colleagues’ about Iraq also is the subject of the 2018 full-length feature film, Shock & Awe, directed by Rob Reiner. (Warren is played by actor James Masden; the film is available via iTunes).
Somewhat earlier, Warren was senior editor at U.S. News & World Reportmagazine, covering national security and intelligence, and began his reporting career at the The Washington Times, serving as White House correspondent.
The son of a U.S. naval officer, Strobel was born in Japan and also has lived in Okinawa, the Philippines and England. An avid bird watcher, he lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife, the former Lisa Jane Mayr. (Together, the two have hiked 1,755 miles, or 80 percent, of the Appalachian Trail). He has two grown sons, Mitchell and Adam.