Tom Gjelten is Diplomatic Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) where he reports on international issues for National Public Radio’s newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. From 1986 to 1994, he was based abroad, first in Mexico City and then in Berlin. He has reported from war zones in the former Yugoslavia, the Middle East, and Central and South America. He has reported such major stories as the reunification of Germany and the transition from communism to democracy and market economy. With other NPR correspondents, Gjelten also covered the war in the Persian Gulf and the breakup of the Soviet Union. From 1991 to 1994, Gjelten’s major assignment was in the former Yugoslavia, where he covered the Serb-Croat conflict in Croatia and the war in Bosnia. His war coverage in Croatia and Bosnia won a Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club, a George Polk Award, and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Gjelten is the author of A City and Its Newspaper Under Siege (Harper Perennial 1996). He has also written for The New Republic and other publications. Gjelten is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the Antioch Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire. In 1989-1990, he was a William Benton Fellow at the University of Chicago.