@washingtonpost correspondent based in Istanbul, covering Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and more. Recovering resident of Cairo and lover of avocados.

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Biography

Erin Cunningham is a Middle East correspondent for The Washington Post, based between Cairo and Baghdad.

She has also covered conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan for CNN, BBC World Service, CBS Radio, and Al Jazeera English. Her written work has appeared in TIME, the Independent (UK), t...

Awards

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

2012 - Best in Business Digital Feature
Superb writing, a strong video and an excellent slideshow, all neatly packaged with a graphic header, made this series a clear and classy stand-out. The choice of topic and angle also made this our top choice. We read so little about that part of the world, yet it is incredibly relevant to so much of politics and economics. This story was different from the usual coverage of the region and the presentation and writing allowed us to see the implications for the global economy. Water is the one thing none of us can do without. Stunning.