Susan Sachs is a foreign correspondent, reporting from Afghanistan, for The Globe and Mail and is the newspaper's assistant foreign editor. Susan Sachs has more than 36 years of experience as a foreign correspondent, investigative reporter and immigration reporter. She was the bureau chief of The New York Times in Cairo, Baghdad and Istanbul, as well as correspondent in Cairo and Moscow for Newsday.
Susan Sachs also covered immigrant communities and immigration issues for The New York Times in New York, focusing particularly on Russian, Muslim, and Indian immigrants and on post-9/11 civil liberties issues. She has also worked as an investigative reporter on the award-winning investigative team of The Miami Herald, and as a politics and government reporter in Florida and Illinois. As a foreign reporter, Susan Sachs covered two Middle East wars and their aftermath while traveling widely across the Arab world, Central Asia, Europe and the former Soviet republics. Over the course of her career, Susan Sachs has won numerous professional honors. In 1995, she won the Overseas Press Club's Bob Considine award for the best newspaper interpretation of international affairs. With two colleagues, Susan Sachs was honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist (1981) and won the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) top prize for investigative reporting (1980). Susan Sachs was awarded the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in business journalism and the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship. Susan Sachs is a graduate of the University of Michigan and grew up in Chicago, Illinois.
Susan Sachs's work as a freelance writer in Paris has been featured in The Christian Science Monitor, the Straits Times, the South China Morning Post and a variety of magazines. Susan Sachs has taught global reporting and immigration reporting at the Graduate School of Journalism at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris and was a visiting professor teaching a course on New Media and Globalization at Bosphorus University in Istanbul.