Celia W. Dugger

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Celia W. Dugger "is co-bureau chief for the New York Times based in Johannesburg, covering southern Africa and global poverty issues. Ms. Dugger was an Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2002 to 2003. Ms. Dugger was a co-chief of the New Delhi bureau from August 1998 to July 2002, after joining The Times as a metropolitan news reporter in March 1991. Before that, she was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1984 and was a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1980 to 1984. She interned at The Washington Post in 1979 and 1980. Ms. Dugger received a B.A. degree in history, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1980. In 2007 Ms. Dugger was the co-recipient, along with Donald McNeil, of an Overseas Press Club Award and the grand prize from the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. They received both awards for their series “Diseases on the Brink,” which documented how tens of millions of the world's poorest people continue to be subject to diseases that could be inexpensively cured or prevented. She also won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for international reporting in 2005. She was awarded the Livingston Award for local reporting in 1992, and in 1983 she received the George Polk Award. Ms. Dugger is married to Barry Bearak, who is co-bureau chief with her in Johannesburg and was co-bureau chief with her in India. They have two children." [1]

Received 2007 award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights for her New York Times article with Donald McNeil, Jr. titled "Disease on the Brink." [2]

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  1. Celia W. Dugger, Many Voices Movement, accessed November 15, 2008.
  2. 2007 Awards, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, accessed November 15, 2008.