Loren Jenkins first came to Aspen some 50 years ago. Educated as a political scientist at the University of Colorado and Columbia University, he then spent 25 years overseas as a foreign correspondent for UPI, Newsweek and The Washington Post. He returned to Aspen in the 1990s to serve for five years as the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Aspen Times. In 1996 Loren joined NPR as Senior Foreign Editor in charge of the network’s award-winning international coverage.
Before joining NPR, Loren was awarded the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his Washington Post coverage of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and its aftermath. His articles and revues have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, Rolling Stone, Salon, Conde Nast Traveler and The New York Times. Loren lives with his wife, sculptor Laura Thorne, at their long-time home in Old Snowmass. He is currently developing a dramatic series for television. Loren has previously served two terms on the Aspen Public Radio Board of Directors.