Between 1986 and 2005, Kathy Gannon was a correspondent for the Associated Press in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She is currently the Iran Bureau Chief-designate.
Her work has been published in Foreign Affairs and The New Yorker. "I is for Infidel" — on the history and politics of Afghanistan during her years working in the region — is her first book.
Ms. Gannon was the 2002 recipient of the International Women's Media Foundation's Courage in Journalism award. In 2004, she was the Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.