James E. Risen joined The New York Times as a correspondent in the Washington bureau, covering national security and intelligence, in May 1998.
Previously, he served as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times from 1984 to 1998. He covered national security and intelligence from 1995 to 1998; he was chief economic correspondent in their Washington bureau from 1990 to 1995, and he was their Detroit bureau chief from 1984 to 1990.
From 1981 to 1984, he worked as a reporter for The Detroit Free Press covering the auto industry and labor.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 27, 1955, Mr. Risen received a B.A. degree in history from Brown University in 1977 and an M.S. degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1978.
He is married, has three children and lives in Maryland.
Eric Lichtblau joined The New York Times in September 2002 as a Washington correspondent covering the Justice Department in the Washington bureau.
Previously, Mr. Lichtblau was at the Los Angeles Times for 15 years, where he also covered the Justice Department in the Washington bureau from 1999 to 2002; before that, he did stints on the investigative team in Los Angeles and covered various law enforcement beats.
Mr. Lichtblau was born in Syracuse, and graduated from Cornell University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science.