Kim Ghattas covers international affairs and the Hillary Clinton campaign for the BBC from her base in Washington D.C. She writes a regular column for Foreign Policy magazine. She was the BBC's State Department correspondent from 2008 until 2013, travelling regularly with the Secretary of State.
She wrote a NYT best seller The Secretary- a Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power.
Before moving to DC, she was 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. She has covered Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia extensively. Her work has also been published by the Daily Beast, TIME magazine, and the Washington Post. She appears regularly on NPR and American television shows to discuss foreign policy. Ghattas was born and raised in Beirut