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Christopher S. Wren
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(February 22, 1936- ) Born Christopher Sale Wren in Los Angeles; graduated from Dartmouth in 1957. After service in U.S. Army, obtained master's degree in journalism (Columbia University, 1961). Began career as reporter for Look, covering civil rights movement and Vietnam War; became a senior editor and Washington editor for the magazine, which ceased publication in 1971. Reported on national affairs for Newsweek. Joined New York Times staff in 1973 as metropolitan reporter; later worked as Moscow correspondent and bureau chief (1973-77), as bureau chief in Cairo (1977-81), Beijing (1981-84), Ottawa (1984-87), and Johannesburg (1988-92), as assistant financial desk editor (1994-95), and as United Nations correspondent (1995- ) and foreign correspondent covering drug policy; humorous memoir of overseas assignments published in 2000 as The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures of Henrietta and Her Foreign Correspondent. Other books include Quotations from Chairman LBJ (with Jack Shepherd, 1968), The Almanack of Poor Richard Nixon (with Jack Shepherd, 1968), The Super Summer of Jamie McBride (with Jack Shepherd, 1971), Winners Got Scars Too: The Life and Legends of Johnny Cash (1971), The End of the Line: The Failure of Communism in the Soviet Union and China (1990) and Hacks (1996). Currently lives in New York City.