Before joining the Pulitzer Center, Tom Hundley was a newspaper journalist for 36 years, including nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. During that time he served as the Tribune's bureau chief in Jerusalem, Warsaw, Rome, and London, reporting from more than 60 countries. He has covered three wars in the Persian Gulf, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the rise of Iran's post-revolutionary theocracy.
In the mid-90s, he spent several years in the Balkans reporting on the violent breakup of Yugoslavia. He covered Eastern Europe's transition from communism to democracy, Northern Ireland's transition from war to peace, and the Vatican's transition from John Paul II to Benedict XVI.
In addition to the years overseas, Hundley has spent time at U.S. newspapers large, medium, and small, from the Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record and The Record in Hackensack, N.J., to the Detroit Free Press and the Tribune. His work has won numerous journalism awards.
He has taught at the American University in Dubai and at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.
Hundley graduated from Georgetown University and holds a master's degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a National Endowment for the Humanities journalism fellow at the University of Michigan.