Subcommittee Members

Brian Rhoads


Brian Rhoads is Managing Editor for Asia, overseeing a team of about 840 journalists and contract staff for text, pictures, and television in a region stretching from Afghanistan to New Zealand. He took up the post in July, after serving as Managing Editor for the Americas since September 2008 – arriving just after Lehman Brothers collapsed and serving through the financial crisis and ensuing bail-out and Obama’s election.


Before then, Brian was one of Reuters most senior journalists in China, where he reported for eight years. He covered the Chinese leadership transition from Jiang Zemin to the younger generation of leaders headed by Hu Jintao, the surge in global interest in China’s economy, and a half dozen rounds of six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear crisis. He reported on Premier Wen Jiabao’s first visit to Washington in November 2003 and was on the team of senior Reuters journalists who interviewed Wen the following April, and again in 2006. From 2000 to 2001, Rhoads served in Shanghai as bureau chief, reporting on and overseeing coverage of China’s developing financial markets.

He joined Reuters in 1996 and worked as an editor on the news production desks in Hong Kong and Singapore for five years. He has edited or reported APEC meetings in Shanghai, Auckland and Kuala Lumpur, ASEAN meetings in Brunei and Singapore, and Suharto’s final election in Indonesia. Before joining Reuters, he worked as a general assignment reporter for daily newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area. 

Brian holds a BA in political science from Stanford University. He speaks both Chinese (Mandarin) and English. Brian is married and has one son.


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