William Booth


London bureau chief

Education: University of Texas at Austin, literature ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vannevar Bush Fellow

William Booth is The Washington Post’s London bureau chief. Booth served as bureau chief in Jerusalem, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Miami, as pop culture correspondent for the Style section, and science reporter on the National desk. He has covered upheaval and transformation in Catalonia, Ukraine, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Haiti, Honduras and the Balkans. In Mexico, his work focused on migration, drug trafficking and the state response. In the Middle East, he covered the Israel-Palestinian conflict, including the 2014 Gaza fighting. Before coming to The Post, Booth was a staff writer at Science
Latest from William Booth

Huw Edwards, BBC’s face of historic events, identified as suspended anchor

He faces allegations that he paid for sexually explicit images from a teenager. His wife said he has been hospitalized with mental health issues.

July 12, 2023

Biden and Sunak pledge support for Ukraine ahead of NATO summit

The United States and the United Kingdom, largely aligned on global issues, are also working through some of the differences in their approaches to Kyiv.

July 10, 2023

World shipping body votes on ‘historic’ emissions cuts to curb warming

The landmark deal — for a slow-moving, polluting industry resistant to change — includes a pledge to reduce its emissions to net-zero “by or about 2050.”

July 7, 2023

Global shipping industry faces head winds over going green

Ocean transport contributes about 3 percent of humankind’s greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to the output of Germany, which is among the top 10 polluters.

July 3, 2023

British Parliament backs report saying Boris Johnson misled over ‘Partygate’

The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to accept the scathing Partygate report and is expected to withdraw Johnson's parliamentary pass.

June 19, 2023

King Charles on horseback for his first Trooping the Colour birthday

Charles is the first king to appear at the Trooping the Colour birthday parade since 1950, the last year King George VI attended.

June 17, 2023

    King Charles gets his first birthday parade. Here’s what to know.

    Britain is celebrating the official birthday of King Charles III on Saturday with a military parade.

    June 17, 2023

    Scathing ‘Partygate’ report says Boris Johnson deliberately misled Parliament

    Johnson deliberately lied about lockdown parties, Parliament's Privileges Committee said, adding that he should be denied a pass to enter Westminster.

    June 15, 2023

    Restoring this rare medieval ship means putting 2,500 pieces back together

    It's a mystery how the ship ended up in Wales, buried under mud for 534 years. But it is the most important late-medieval vessel to be discovered.

    June 11, 2023

    Boris Johnson resigns as a member of Parliament over ‘Partygate’

    A committee had been investigating whether the former prime minister misled lawmakers about government gatherings that violated strict pandemic lockdown rules.

    June 9, 2023