Tyler Bridges is a South America correspondent for McClatchy, based in Caracas, Venezuela.
He spent a dozen years at the Miami Herald, covering state and local politics in Tallahassee and Miami, and was a foreign correspondent based in Lima, Peru. He also covered state and local politics for The Times-Picayune newspaper of New Orleans for seven years.
He is the author of two books on Louisiana politics, "The Rise of David Duke" and "Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards." Tyler has won a batch of national and local awards for his newspaper coverage.
Tyler is from Palo Alto, Calif., and graduated from Stanford University, where he was a member of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band. He is an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants.
See his Web site at tylerbridges.com.