Yara Bayoumy

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Yara Bayoumy is a senior editor leading national security coverage at The Atlantic. Bayoumy was formerly the deputy national security editor at Reuters, where she had worked since 2004. Her reporting on conflict, militancy, and regional politics as a foreign correspondent took her to more than 20 countries across the globe, including Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Somalia, and Afghanistan. For the past two years, she has been based in Washington, DC, where she has led a team of award-winning reporters who have broken news on major stories related to Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and North Korea. Bayoumy has a BA in political science from the American University in Cairo.