Steven Erlanger

Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Europe, The New York Times

Steven Erlanger is the Chief Diplomatic Correspondent of The New York Times, based in Brussels since August 2017. He was London bureau chief of The New York Times for four years, from August 2013, after five years as bureau chief in Paris and before that, four years as bureau chief in Jerusalem. He has served as Berlin bureau chief, bureau chief for Central Europe and the Balkans, based in Prague, and chief diplomatic correspondent, based in Washington. From 1991 to 1995, he was posted in Moscow, after being Bangkok bureau chief and Southeast Asia correspondent from 1988 to 1991.


In New York, he was Culture Editor from 2002 to 2004.


Previously, he worked for The Boston Globe. He was European correspondent, based in London, 1983-87, and deputy national and foreign editor.  He reported from Eastern Europe, Moscow and revolutionary Iran.

He shared the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for a series on Russia and shared another for Explanatory Reporting for a series on Al Qaeda awarded in 2002. He also has won ASNE's 2001 Jesse Laventhol prize for deadline reporting for his work in the former Yugoslavia and the German Marshall Fund's Peter Weitz Prize in 2000. He was awarded the 2005 Eliav-Sartawi Award for Middle East journalism. In 2013, France made him a chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.

He was graduated from Harvard College in 1974 and studied Russian at St. Antony's College, Oxford.