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

British archaeologists found a 5,000-year-old drum and three children locked in a neolithic embrace

It's a hugely important discovery. But what does it mean?

February 12, 2022

London Metropolitan Police’s first female commissioner resigns amid scandals

Cressida Dick, the first woman to lead London’s Metropolitan Police, leaves behind a force that has been criticized for officer misbehavior and for being slow to investigate government parties during pandemic lockdowns.

February 10, 2022

‘Carrie Antoinette’: Boris Johnson’s wife is being blamed for his scandals

Attention has turned to the role of Carrie Johnson, the 33-year-old third wife of the prime minister.

February 8, 2022

As Elizabeth II begins her ‘Platinum Jubilee,’ a look back to the day she became queen in a treehouse in Kenya

The story of Elizabeth’s succession to the throne is history with echoes of Arthurian romance.

February 5, 2022

What ‘live with the virus’ means may depend on where you live

While people are eager for a return to normal, there’s intense debate about what that should look like.

February 3, 2022

What’s behind Boris Johnson’s boast he’s leading the West on Ukraine

Johnson’s boosters contend his muscular approach is a grand example of the benefits of Brexit.

February 2, 2022

Putin accuses West of using Ukraine as a pawn in showdown with Russia

The Russian leader, speaking as a major military buildup around Ukraine stokes fears of an assault, said the Kremlin was reviewing U.S. and NATO replies to recent proposals that seek to check NATO’s military presence in the region.

February 1, 2022

Downing Street gatherings during U.K. lockdowns ‘difficult to justify,’ report finds

Boris Johnson is fighting for his political life, unable to move on from a scandal dubbed “Partygate.”

January 31, 2022

London police to investigate Downing Street parties during lockdown, raising stakes for Boris Johnson

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the force would investigate “without fear or favor.”

January 25, 2022

Boris Johnson ‘birthday bash’ added to list of alleged lockdown parties

An investigative report on the various parties is expected to be released this week.

January 24, 2022