Areas of Expertise
Fred Hiatt is the Editorial Page Editor of the Washington Post. He writes editorials for the page and a bi-weekly column that appears on Mondays. Hiatt has been with the Washington Post since 1981. Before joining the Washington Post, he worked as a Reporter for the Atlanta Journal and the Washington Star. At the Washington Post, he has covered government, politics, development and other issues in Fairfax County and statewide in Virginia, and later military and national security affairs on the newspaper’s national staff. From 1987 to 1990, he and his wife were Co-bureau Chiefs of the Washington Post’s Tokyo bureau, and from 1991 to 1995 they served as Correspondents and Co-bureau Chiefs in Moscow. He joined the Editorial Board in 1996 and became Editorial Page Editor in 2000. He is the author of The Secret Sun: A Novel of Japan, published in 1992.