T. R. REID has become one of the nation's best-known correspondents through his coverage of global affairs for The Washington Post, his books, and his light-hearted commentaries on National Public Radio.
Reid took a roundabout path to the Post. He majored in Classics at Princeton University, and served as a naval officer, a teacher, and various other jobs. At the Washington Post, he has covered Congress and four presidential campaigns. He served as the paper's bureau chief in Tokyo and in London. Reid has written and hosted documentary films for National Geographic TV, for PBS, and for the A&E network. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." He has written six books in English and three in Japanese, and translated one book from the Japanese. His latest book, "The United States of Europe," became a national best-seller in 2005.
Reid is a member of the board of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, the University of Colorado Medical School, and a number of community organizations and schools. He has taught at Princeton University and the University of Michigan.
T. R. Reid has been married for 36 years to the attorney Margaret M. McMahon. They have three children.