reporter, Boston Globe
David Beard has been a reporter and editor for the past 27 years. He worked abroad as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press and was deputy foreign editor, regional editor, and assistant managing editor for The Boston Globe. He has been the editor of Boston.com, one of the nation's biggest newspaper-based web sites, since September 2006. Beard also teaches news writing at the Harvard Extension School and is on the board of the school's journalism masters program. He was an Inter American Press Association scholar in Argentina and is a graduate of Northwestern University.