A career journalist, former World News guide Bridget Johnson covers defense, international affairs and politics in Washington D.C. Bridget led the World News site from 2008 until the topic was retired at About.com in 2013. She was online editor at The Hill in Washington, D.C., where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer at the Rocky Mountain News; before that, Bridget was a nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more. An award-winning columnist, Bridget has been a reporter and editor in small and major metropolitan markets. Her specialty is covering and analyzing important events and bringing the world to her readers. Whether interviewing former Mexican President Vicente Fox or U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad, talking about campaigning with Rudy Giuliani or Kiev politics with boxer Vitali Klitschko, Bridget digs deep with her global network of sources to make the news come alive. Follow her on Twitter at @Bridget_PJM
Syndicated on The New York Times News Service while at the L.A. Daily News, Bridget's columns have run in numerous publications across the globe including the Chicago Sun-Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Dallas Morning News, the Detroit Free Press, the Houston Chronicle, the Daily Dispatch (South Africa), the Montreal Gazette, the Sowetan (Johannesburg), the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, The Australian, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Saudi Gazette, the San Diego Union-Tribune, El Diario (Mexico), the Oakland Tribune, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times and more. Her television appearances as a commentator include Al-Jazeera and C-SPAN; her radio appearances include NPR, BBC, the John Batchelor Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, The World Tonight (Canada), Global Journalist Radio, KNX News Radio, and many more. Bridget also speaks to audiences on issues of the day, and led a panel at the United Nations for World Press Freedom Day 2007.