David Bowne Wood is a journalist who has reported on war and conflict around the world for 35 years. He won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, for a series on the American troops severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. A birthright Quaker, Wood registered as a conscientious objector in 1963 and served two years of civilian service before becoming a journalist.
A graduate of Temple University, Wood was a correspondent for Time magazine in Chicago, Boston and Nairobi, where he covered guerrilla wars across Africa from 1977 to 1980.
As a reporter in Washington he has covered presidential campaigns and the State Department for The Washington Star and national security issues for The Los Angeles Times, Newhouse News Service, The Baltimore Sun and AOL's Politics Daily before moving to The Huffington Post in February 2011 where he has covered national security issues at the White House, Pentagon, CIA and State Department, and has reported on conflict from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Central America.
He accompanied U.S. military units in the field many times, both on domestic and overseas training maneuvers and in Desert Storm, the Persian Gulf tanker war, the interventions in Panama, Somalia and Haiti, peacekeeping missions in the Balkans and combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.