Patrick J. McDonnell


Patrick J. McDonnell is the Los Angeles Times Mexico City bureau chief.

Previously he was bureau chief in Beirut, covering conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Libya, and issues in Iran, Lebanon, and Turkey. He covered the Iraq war as the Baghdad correspondent/bureau chief and then roamed South America as the Buenos Aires bureau chief.

He began at the Times covering the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego/Tijuana and immigration issues.

McDonnell is a native of the Bronx and a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was a Nieman fellow at Harvard and a 2014 Pulitzer finalist in international reporting for coverage from Syria.