Rick Bragg became a domestic correspondent in The New York Times's Atlanta office in October 1994.
He joined The Times in January 1994 as a metropolitan reporter. Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Bragg worked, in 1993, for The Los Angeles Times on the magazine and as a metropolitan reporter.He was the Miami bureau chief for The St. Petersburg Times from 1989 to 1993; a reporter at The Birmingham News from 1985 to 1989, and The Anniston (AL) Star from 1980 to 1985.
Born in Piedmont, AL, on July 26, 1959, Mr. Bragg attended Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow from 1992 to 1993. He attended Jacksonville State University from 1978 to 1980.
He is the recipient of the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award and 31 other national, regional and state writing awards. He has had stories included in: Best Newspaper Writing 1991, Best of the Press 1988, and two journalism textbooks on good writing and foreign reporting.
Mr. Bragg has taught writing at Harvard University, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Boston University, the University of South Florida and other colleges.
Mr. Bragg is single and lives in Atlanta.