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T. R. Reid has become one of the nation’s best-known correspondents through his coverage of global affairs for the Washington Post, his books, documentary films, and his light-hearted commentaries on National Public Radio.

Reid majored in Classics at Princeton University, and served as a naval officer, a teacher, and various other jobs. At the Washington Post, he covered Congress and four presidential campaigns. He was the Post's bureau chief in Tokyo and in London.

T. R. Reid has reported from three-dozen countries on five continents. His story revealing the secret engagement of Crown Prince Naruhito is known in Japan as the dai-sukoopu – that is, “the great scoop.”

Reid has written and hosted documentary films for National Geographic TV, for PBS, and for the A&E network. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” He has written six books in English and three in Japanese and has translated one book from the Japanese. His most recent book, ‘The Healing of America,” came out in 2009 and became a national best-seller. PBS Frontline produced two documentary films, “A Second Opinion” and “Sick Around the World,” a third special on health care quality is expected to be released in late 2011.


Reid is a member of the board of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, the Japan-America Society of Colorado, the University of Colorado Medical School, and a number of community organizations and schools. He has taught at Princeton University and the University of Michigan.

T. R. Reid has been married for 38 years to the attorney Margaret M. McMahon. They have three children.

"Our club read The Healing of America and found it a very interesting
book
that prompted lots of discussion about our health care system.
I'd highly recommend the book for stimulating discussion."

-Judy Danielson, Maranacook Book Club


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