Hannah Allam is a national correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, covering foreign affairs and the State Department.
She formerly covered the Middle East and Islamic world as bureau chief in Cairo, Egypt. She also spent more than two years reporting on the war in Iraq as Baghdad bureau chief. She was named "Journalist of the Year 2004" by the National Association of Black Journalists. Knight Ridder recognized her war coverage with a Journalism Excellence Award in 2004 and the John S. Knight Gold Medal in 2005.
The Overseas Press Club awarded Allam and two colleagues from the Baghdad bureau its Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper reporting from abroad in 2005. She joined the Washington bureau's foreign staff in 2003.
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