Lally Graham Weymouth has been writing on foreign affairs for Newsweek Magazine and for The Washington Post since 1986. She conducts exclusive interviews with world leaders of various countries. Some notable interviews include; the last foreign interview with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto two weeks before her death; Pakistan’s new President Asif Ali Zardari, the day following former President Pervez Musharraf’s resignation as well as interviews with Israel’s then Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, President Shimon Peres and at about the same time she conducted an interview with Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad. During the last year, Mrs. Weymouth has interviewed Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon; Thailand’s President Abhisit Vejjajiva; President Karzai of Afghanistan; Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh; The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Mrs. Weymouth formerly served as Contributing Editor of the Los Angeles Times, specializing in world leader interviews from President Assad of Syria to Saddam Hussein. Freelance writer for New York Magazine, Esquire and others. In 1976, Mrs. Weymouth authored America in 1876: The Way We Were, published by Random House.
Mrs. Weymouth graduated from Radcliffe College with honors. She currently serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.