Lydia Polgreen

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Lydia Polgreen
Born Lydia Frances Polgreen
Occupation journalist
Notable credit(s) The New York Times

Lydia Frances Polgreen (born 1975) is an American journalist who was the West Africa bureau chief of The New York Times, based in Dakar, Senegal, from 2005-2009. She has won many awards, most recently the Livingston award in 2009.[1] She has reported from India.[2][3] She is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa where she is the New York Times Johannesburg Bureau Chief.


Polgreen graduated from St. John's College in 1997 and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2000.

In 2006, Polgreen was awarded a George Polk Award, awarded annual by Long Island University, in foreign reporting for her coverage of ethnic violence in Sudan's Darfur region.

In February 2008 she covered the Battle of N'Djamena in Chad. The French freelance photographer Benedicte Kurzen illustrates some of her work in N'Djamena.


  1. ^ "Lydia Polgreen". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ John Koblin (October 21, 2008). "Times’ Beijing Bureau Chief Takes On India". The New York Observer. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Photo from AP Photo". 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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