Siobhán O'Grady

Kyiv, Ukraine

Chief Ukraine correspondent

Education: Dickinson College

Siobhán O’Grady is The Washington Post's chief Ukraine correspondent. She previously served as Cairo bureau chief, covering North Africa and Yemen. Before that, she reported on foreign affairs for The Post, including from Afghanistan, Lebanon and Cameroon. She also freelanced across sub-Saharan Africa and worked as a staff writer at Foreign Policy magazine.
Latest from Siobhán O'Grady

He pleaded for F-16s for Ukraine but died in a crash before he could fly one

The midair collision that killed three Ukrainian pilots adds to the military’s woes as it struggles to advance a counteroffensive against Russia.

August 29, 2023

In Ukraine, some see drinking Aperol Spritz as supporting Russia

Ukraine is still seeking ways big and small to choke off foreign funding to Russia — in part by shaming companies that continue to work in the country.

August 26, 2023

Somber scenes in Kyiv mark Ukraine’s Independence Day and 18 months of war

The mood in the capital felt more subdued than celebratory, as soldiers and civilians reflected on the violence and loss since Russia invaded.

August 24, 2023

Ukraine evacuates civilians as Russia tries to retake liberated city

Authorities say they can no longer guarantee the safety of those who stay in Kupyansk amid Russian shelling. Some 2,000 residents have signed releases saying they won’t hold officials responsible.

August 22, 2023

The deadly Rabaa Square crackdown changed Egypt forever

For survivors of the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square crackdown, it doesn’t feel like a decade has passed. Their lives — and their country — have never been the same.

August 14, 2023

Slow counteroffensive darkens mood in Ukraine

Nearly 18 months after Russia's invasion engulfed Ukrainians in a brutal war, the national narrative of unity and perseverance is beginning to fray.

August 10, 2023

Woman arrested in plot to kill Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine's state security service said it had detained a woman who was trying to track the president's movements during a visit to the southern regions of Mykolaiv and Odessa in late July.

August 7, 2023

Egypt pardons two prominent political prisoners

Egypt announced presidential pardons for two political prisoners on Wednesday, including one who had been sentenced on Tuesday.

July 19, 2023

They knew the boat could sink. Boarding it didn’t feel like a choice.

The story of how as many as 750 migrants came to board a fishing trawler and end up in one of the Mediterranean’s deadliest shipwrecks off the coast of Greece.

July 5, 2023

Egyptian chefs are revolutionizing their cuisine — one meal at a time

Young chefs in Cairo are trying to reinvent the local food culture and expand the Egyptian palate, in part by bringing high-end cooking into customers’ homes.

June 27, 2023