Karen DeYoung is the associate editor and senior national security correspondent for The Washington Post. She has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 1992.

In her more than three decades at the Post, DeYoung has served as bureau chief for Latin America, foreign editor, bureau chief in London, national editor, White House correspondent, foreign editor, and assistant managing editor for national news.

DeYoung has won a number of prestigious wards, including a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the war on terrorism.

DeYoung is the author of Soldier, a biography of US Secretary of State Colin Powell.