World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


Don Podesta

Don Podesta

Manager and Editor, Center for International Media Assistance, National Endowment for Democracy, USA

Don Podesta is the manager and editor at the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy. Formerly he was an assistant managing editor at the Washington Post, where he worked for 27 years. Podesta also served as the paper's news editor and deputy foreign editor. From 1992 to 1994, he was the Post's correspondent in South America, covering Peru's war against the Shining Path guerrilla movement; presidential elections in Bolivia, Chile, and Paraguay; the drug violence in Colombia; and several economic, social, and environmental issues in Brazil and Argentina. Before joining the Post, he worked as an editor or reporter for the Washington Star, the Minneapolis Star, the Miami Herald and the Arizona Republic. Podesta holds a master's degree in international studies from American University's School of International Service and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Arizona State University. He was born in Chile and raised in Colombia.

Previous Events