David DeVoss
David DeVoss

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David DeVoss
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East-West News Service
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East-West News Service editor and senior correspondent David DeVoss has been a professional journalist since 1968 when he joined the Time-Life News Service as the
youngest staff correspondent in the history of Time Magazine. He worked in Houston, Montreal and Detroit before becoming a war correspondent at age 24 in Saigon. After four years in Los Angeles he returned to Asia in 1977 serving as Time's Hong Kong correspondent and Bangkok Bureau Chief before moving to Mexico City to report on the wars in Central America.

In 1985, the Los Angeles Times hired DeVoss to be a Special Correspondent with the Los Angeles Times Magazine. While there he won three national writing awards. Then he became the Americas Correspondent and Editor for Asia, Inc. and Asia Times, a business magazine and newspaper published by the Manager Media Group in Thailand.

In 1998, DeVoss entered the field of International Development. He was Chief of Party for a $2.5 million media development program in Bosnia & Herzegovina before moving to East Timor where he organized newsgathering for six publications and helped the UN Transition Authority establish a print media consortium.

DeVoss served as the Senior Information Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Baghdad in 2004 and 2005. From 2008 to 2013 he worked as the Director of Communications on USAID private sector development projects in Afghanistan and Iraq.

While working for the Los Angeles Times DeVoss won national writing awards from AP, the Sporting News and the Art Directors Club of New York, plus the Unity Award in Media from Lincoln University in Missouri. In 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2011 DeVoss received Best Magazine Story of the Year awards from the Society of American Travel Writers. In 2014 and 2015 he won Gold Prizes for travel writing from SATW and the North American Travel Journalists Association.

The author of seven books, DeVoss also spent parts of 2014 and 2015 as a Visiting Professor of journalism at the Hebei Institute of Communications in Shijiazhuang, China and working with Afghanistan's Ministry of Commerce & Industries to upgrade its website.
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EWNS Website, Smithsonian, Weekly Standard, Fortune, Global Business Travel
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Foreign Correspondent Clubs of Hong Kong and Bangkok, IRE
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