As an author, her writing has been praised for making complex geopolitics accessible through personal storytelling. Her interview style is personal, thoughtful and incisive. She brings a built-in audience through her time as a broadcaster, her books and her online presence. Born and raised in Beirut during Lebanon’s civil war, Ghattas speaks English, Arabic, French and Dutch and lives between Beirut and Washington D.C.
Award-winning journalist, author, Middle East expert, and a child of the Lebanese war Kim Ghattas, has twenty years of on-air experience as a radio and television correspondent and anchor for the BBC and the Financial Times, covering the Middle East from Beirut and American foreign policy from Washington DC for a U.S. and global audience. She is now a contributing writer for The Atlantic.