Doyle McManus
USINFO | 2014-06-20 17:47

(Los Angeles Times)
A force within the newly-combined-but-certainly-not-united Tribune Company superbureau, McManus is one of a disappearing breed in Washington: the powerful bureau chief who is also a powerful writer.

Doyle McManus (born approximately 1952) is an American journalist, columnist (for the Los Angeles Times),who appears often on Public Broadcasting Service's Washington Week.

As an undergraduate, McManus worked on the Stanford Daily.

He was a foreign correspondent for three years at the United Press International, beginning in Brussels.

He joined the L.A. Times in 1978, reporting from Los Angeles, the Middle East, Central America, New York. He transferred to the Times's Washington, D.C., bureau in 1983, where he covered the U.S. State Department, and White House. He succeeded Jack Nelson as bureau chief in 1996. After thirteen years as bureau chief, he reportedly told colleagues that he had "long ago asked for a new assignment." In November 2008, the financially troubled Tribune Company made him a columnist when it closed the L.A. Times's bureau in favor of a single Washington bureau for all its newspapers.

Mr. McManus has written for Foreign Policy, Time, Sports Illustrated, and the London Daily Express. He appears regularly on the PBS commentary program Washington Week.

He has covered every presidential election since 1984. In the 2004 election he gave televised liberal opinions on the truth of campaign claims by both sides. In January 2008, he was a moderator at Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's presidential primary debate in Los Angeles.

In 2009 his newspaper jumped ahead of the media pack's coverage of the Obama administration's first one hundred days, with articles about its first ninety days.
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