David Rohde, The New York Times
David Rohde has been a reporter in investigative news at The New York Times since 2005. He is writing a book on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rohde served as the newspaper’s South Asia Bureau Co-Chief in New Delhi from 2002, after working as a reporter on the metropolitan desk for five years. He was part of the Times’s reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Taliban kidnapped Rohde in November 2008. He escaped one night in June 2009, after seven grueling months in captivity. He tells his story in a five part series in the Times called “Held by the Taliban.” Rohde won his first Pulitzer in 1996 for his coverage of the Bosnia war in The Christian Science Monitor. He exposed the slaughter of at least 7,000 Muslims in the region of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Serbian authorities imprisoned and interrogated him for 10 days.
He and his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, live in New York.