Doyle McManus is a Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times. During his long career at The Times, he has been a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, a White House correspondent and a presidential campaign reporter, and was the paper’s Washington bureau chief from 1996 to 2008. He was director of the journalism program at Georgetown University from 2018 to 2022. McManus, a native of San Francisco, has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1983 but still considers Hermosa Beach his spiritual home.
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