Evan Thomas was made Editor at Large of Newsweek in September of 2006. He is the magazine's lead writer on major news stories and the author of many longer features, including Newsweek's special behind-the-scenes issues on presidential elections, and more than a hundred cover stories. Thomas was pivotal in spearheading Newsweek's award-winning coverage on the war on terror from the Washington, D.C. bureau. His reporting and writing on the terror events of September 11 and the Iraq War contributed to Newsweek's being honored with the most prestigious awards in the magazine industry-the National Magazine Award for General Excellence for 2002 and 2004.
Since 1992, Thomas has been a regular weekly panelist on the syndicated public affairs talk show, Inside Washington. He has appeared on numerous television shows as a commentator, including: NBC's Meet the Press, TODAY, CBS's Face the Nation, ABC's Nightline, Good Morning America, CNN's Larry King Live, PBS's Charlie Rose, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Thomas is also the author of six books, all published by Simon & Schuster: Sea of Thunder, about the war in the Pacific (2006), a New York Times bestseller; John Paul Jones, a biography of the American revolutionary (2003), a New York Times bestseller; Robert Kennedy: His Life (2000); The Very Best Men: The Early Years of the CIA (1995); The Man to See: The Life of Edward Bennett Williams (1991); and The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (with Walter Isaacson, 1986).
In 2003-04, Thomas was a visiting professor at Princeton. In 2004-05, he was a visiting professor at Harvard, and in 2006-2007, he was a visiting professor at Harvard and Princeton. In the fall of 2007 he will begin a five-year term at Princeton as Ferris Professor of Journalism. He is a fellow of the Society of American Historians and a former trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. He is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Virginia Law School. He lives with his wife and two children in Washington, D.C.