Douglas Waller is a veteran magazine correspondent, author and lecturer. In almost two decades as a Washington journalist, he has covered the Pentagon, Congress, the State Department, the White House and the CIA.
From 1994 to March 2007, Waller served in Time Magazine’s Washington Bureau, first as a correspondent then as a senior correspondent. At Time, Waller covered foreign affairs extensively as a diplomatic correspondent, travelling throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East as well as in the Persian Gulf region. He has reported extensively in the past on Middle East peace negotiations and the wars in Iraq. He also reported for the 9/11 issue for Time Magazine that won a National Magazine Award in 2002.
He joined Time in October 1994 from Newsweek, where he reported on major military conflicts from the Gulf War to Somalia to Haiti. His reporting for Newsweek helped earn the magazine Overseas Press Club awards, National Headliner Award, and a National Women's Political Caucus Award.
Waller began his career with reporting stints at the Greensboro Record and the Charlotte News, where he was a winner of the North Carolina Press Association First Place Awards for Feature Writing in 1978 and for Investigative Reporting in 1979. He was also a winner of the North Carolina Press Association Awards for Investigative Reporting and for Editorial Writing 1975. Before joining Newsweek in 1988, he served as a legislative assistant on the staffs of Senator William Proxmire and Representative Ed Markey.
Waller is the author or coauthor of a number of non-fiction books, including the bestsellers, The Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers and Big Red: Three Months On Board A Trident Nuclear Submarine.