Kim Ghattas is a BBC correspondent based in Washington covering international affairs. She was the BBC’s State Department correspondent from 2008 until 2013, traveling regularly with the secretary of state. She is the author of the New York Times best seller The Secretary – a Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power. Ghattas was previously a Middle East correspondent for the BBC and the Financial Times, based in Beirut. She was part of an Emmy Award – winning BBC team covering the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006. Her work has also been published by the Daily Beast, TIME magazine, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Washington Post. She appears regularly on NPR and MSNBC to discuss foreign policy.
Ghattas was born and raised in Beirut. She is a graduate of Notre Dame de Jamhour and the American University of Beirut.