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Fred Hiatt
Editorial Page Editor

Fred Hiatt is the editorial page editor and a columnist for The Washington Post.

Hiatt has been a reporter for The Post since 1981. From 1991 to 1995, he and his wife served as correspondents and co-bureau chiefs in the Moscow bureau, covering Russia and the former Soviet Union. From 1987 to 1990, the Hiatts were co-bureau chiefs of The Post's Northeast Asia bureau, based in Tokyo, and reported on Korea and Japan.

Before joining the foreign staff of The Washington Post, Hiatt covered military and national security affairs for three years as a member of the newspaper's national staff. Prior to that assignment, he covered government, politics, development, and other issues in the State of Virginia and Fairfax County.

Prior to coming to The Washington Post, Hiatt worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal in Atlanta, GA, and The Washington Star in Washington, DC.

He is the author of "The Secret Sun: A Novel of Japan," published in 1992, as well as two books for children, "If I Were Queen of the World" (1997) and "Baby Talk" (1999).

Hiatt was born April 30, 1955, in Washington, DC, and graduated from Harvard in 1977. He and his wife, Margaret Shapiro, have three children.

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