Washington Bureau Chief
Michael Duffy is the Washington Bureau Chief and an executive editor of TIME. He directs the coverage of presidents, politics and national affairs for both the magazine and TIME.com.
He joined TIME in 1985 as a Pentagon correspondent and in the 25 years since has covered the Congress, the White House, national politics and national security.
Duffy, who has written more than 50 TIME cover stories, has won the Gerald R. Ford Award for reporting both on the White House (1994) and defense and national security (2005). With a team from TIME, he has shared in the Joan Shorenstein Barone Prize for Investigative Journalism awarded by the Kennedy School of Government in 1997.
He is the co-author, with TIME’s Nancy Gibbs, of The Presidents’ Club, which was published in April 2012 by Simon & Schuster. The two editors also co-authored The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House (Center Street, 2007).
Duffy has been a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University and has appeared regularly on PBS’s Washington Week in Review for the past 15 years. Prior to joining TIME, he was a staff writer at Defense Week.
Duffy was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Oberlin College in 1980. He and his wife, Demetra Lambros, have three sons and live in Maryland.
Updated July 30, 2012