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Valerie Hopkins

International Correspondent for The New York Times

Valerie Hopkins is an international correspondent for The New York Times, covering the war in Ukraine, as well as Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union. She received the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Marie Colvin Award for Foreign Correspondence and the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) Distinguished Fellow Award for her work since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Until May 2021, Valerie was the South-East Europe Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering the region from Budapest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Mother Jones, Politico Europe, and elsewhere. Before joining the FT, she worked as a freelance journalist across Europe, mostly in the Balkans. She started her reporting career in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.