R.W. Apple, Jr.
Associate Editor of The New York Times
R.W. Apple, Jr. became an Associate Editor of “The New York Times” in February 2002. Before that, Mr. Apple had been the Chief Correspondent of the newspaper since May 1997. He was the Chief Washington Correspondent for “The New York Times” from September 1985 until May 1997, and the Washington Bureau Chief from November 1992 to May 1997.
Since joining “The New York Times” in November 1963, Mr. Apple has corresponded from more than 100 countries, covering events such as the Vietnam War, the Biafran revolution, the Iranian revolution and the fall of Communist governments in Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Hungary in 1989. He also headed The Times’ coverage of the Persian Gulf war in 1991.
Before joining “The New York Times,” he covered the civil rights movement in the American South. Mr. Apple has contributed to British, French and American magazines, including “The Atlantic Monthly,” “Esquire,” “GQ,” “Garden Design,” “Saveur,” “Travel Holiday,” “Travel & Leisure,” “Gourmet,” “Town & Country” and “National Geographic Traveler.”
Mr. Apple appears frequently on national television programs like Meet the Press on NBC and The Charlie Rose Show on PBS, and he speaks in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Apple wrote the Times Books edition of the final report of the Tower Commission investigating the Iran-contra scandal. His book, “Apple’s Europe,” was published in the United States in 1986 and in Britain in 1987.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University in 1961.