Helene Cooper

Pentagon Correspondent, New York Times

Helene Cooper is a Pentagon correspondent with The New York Times. She joined the paper in 2004 as assistant editorial page editor, before becoming diplomatic correspondent in 2006 and White House correspondent in 2009.

In 2015, she was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, for her work in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic. She is also the winner of the George Polk award for health reporting (2015) and the Overseas Press Club Award (2015).

Helene is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood” (Simon and Schuster, 2008), a memoir of growing up in Monrovia, Liberia, as well as “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf” (Simon and Schuster, 2017).

@helenecooper
https://www.nytimes.com/by/helene-cooper


READ/LISTEN

A Washington Correspondent’s Own Refugee Experience, New York Times
PODCAST: Helene Cooper is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Refugee From Liberia, UN Dispatch

BOOKS

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf