Laurie Goering

Climate editor

Executive summary: Laurie Goering edits the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s news website on the humanitarian and development impacts of climate change. Previously she was a Chicago Tribune correspondent based in New Delhi, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Havana, Rio de Janeiro and London.

Languages spoken: English English Portuguese Portuguese Spanish Spanish

Laurie Goering edits the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s daily news website on the humanitarian and development impacts of climate change. As part of her work, she helps train and mentor a network of more than 100 developing world climate change journalists. Prior to coming to the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2009, she worked as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune newspaper for 15 years based in New Delhi, Kuwait, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Havana, Mexico City and London. She opened the first post-revolution U.S. newspaper bureau in Havana in 2001, and spent extensive time reporting from Afghanistan and Iraq, including as a unilateral journalist during the Second Gulf War in 2003. Reporting from more than 85 countries, Laurie has covered a wide variety of humanitarian, political, economic and environmental issues and has written about climate change since 2003 in countries ranging from Indonesia to South Africa.

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