Dionne Jr

E.J. Dionne Jr., from Fall River, Mass., holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a D.Phil. in sociology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Dionne started his career at The New York Times in 1975, covering state, local and national politics, and also serving as a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than two dozen countries, including Paris, Rome and Beirut. He joined The Washington Post in 1990 as a political reporter and, since 1993, has been writing a column for paper that now appears in more than 240 newspapers.