Shashank Bengali is a senior editor and correspondent with The New York Times, assigned to the newspaper's London bureau.
He spent nearly a decade at the Los Angeles Times, where he served as Southeast Asia correspondent in Singapore; South Asia Bureau Chief in Mumbai, India; and national security reporter in Washington.
Shashank has reported from more than 60 countries and covered conflicts, crises, elections and emergencies on four continents. He has traveled across most of Africa and Asia; embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; interviewed heads of state and rebel leaders; and covered an Olympics and an Academy Awards.
He previously worked for McClatchy Newspapers as bureau chief in Nairobi, Kenya; Middle East correspondent; and national security editor in Washington.
In 2016, Shashank shared in the Pulitzer Prize for the Los Angeles Times' coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. He has also received a Sigma Delta Chi award for foreign correspondence and a South Asian Journalists Association prize for enterprise reporting, and was a finalist for the Livingston Award in international reporting.
Originally from Cerritos, Calif., Shashank studied at the the University of Southern California and the Harvard Kennedy School, and began his career at The Kansas City Star. He and his wife are raising twin preschoolers.
Read his former blog, Somewhere in Africa.