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Timothy Craig '99

Bachelor of Arts, English Communications

Timothy Craig graduated from Gannon in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Communications. While at Gannon, Craig was actively involved in campus clubs and organizations. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and was an editor for The Gannon Knight. 

During his time at Gannon, Craig used his affiliation with the political science department to earn internships at places such as CNN, The Washington Center, Roll Call and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Among his internship experiences was a trip to San Diego, where he covered the 1996 Republican National Convention.

Craig is a national correspondent on the America Desk for The Washington Post, often travelling across the globe. Before joining the America Desk in 2017, he served as The Post’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Bureau Chief from 2013 to 2016. 

Craig was based in Islamabad, Pakistan, and in Kabul but traveled frequently throughout the region, the Middle East and Europe. In 2011, he also did a stint at The Post's Baghdad Bureau. Craig began his career at The Washington Post in 2003, serving as a Maryland government reporter, the Richmond bureau chief, and a D.C. City Hall reporter. Before joining The Post, he began his reporting career at The Baltimore Sun where he spent three years covering government and politics and urban affairs. Craig is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Knight-Bagehot Fellow for Business Journalism at Columbia University. 

Craig currently resides in Washington, DC. In his free time he enjoys exercising, traveling and a good seafood meal.  Craig visited Gannon last November where he was a guest speaker in several journalism classes. He attributes his success to hard work and not being afraid to take chances.
(published September 2018)



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