Philip Taubman, deputy editorial page editor of The New York Times, has written about national security and intelligence issues for more than 20 years. After joining The Times in 1979, he covered the Central Intelligence Agency and other spy organizations as a reporter in Washington during the Carter and Reagan administrations, winning two Polk Awards. As a correspondent and bureau chief for the newspaper in Moscow in the late 1980s, he chronicled the changes that unfolded in the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev. He returned to Washington in 1989, where as deputy Washington bureau chief he directed the bureau's coverage of the Persian Gulf war and America's changed place in the world after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He served as deputy national editor of The Times from 1993-95.
Since 1995, Taubman has coordinated the foreign policy commentary of The Times' editorial page and has written dozens of editorials about the CIA and intelligence issues.
Earlier in his career, Taubman wrote about sports, education and business for Time magazine and Esquire. He graduated from Stanford University in 1971, where he majored in modern European history and was editor of the campus newspaper, The Stanford Daily. He served as a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees, 1978-82.
Taubman is married to Felicity Barringer, who also works for The Times. They have two sons, Michael and Gregory.
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