Media Consultant, Simon Denyer

The Life and Times of Simon Denyer: From Olympics Correspondent to Rogue Elephant

Simon Denyer is a British journalist and author. He has covered stories in North Korea, China, Japan, and Afghanistan in the past few years. He has been an international correspondent for The Washington Post since 2016. Previously he was the paper’s bureau chief for South Asia from 2013 to 2016 based in New Delhi, India.

In 2012 Simon became the first British reporter to be granted a visa by Pyongyang in 14 years. He traveled there with a delegation of Olympic officials ahead of London’s bid to host the games in 2012.

In early 2018 Simon Denyer published his first book “Rogue Elephant: Adventure, Politics and the Hunt for Asia’s Most Wanted Animal” in Washington Post. The book is a non-fiction account of Denyer’s time tracking down rogue elephants in South and Southeast Asia.

Denyer has also covered major international stories such as the death of Osama bin Laden, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and India’s 2014 general election. He has won several awards for his journalism, including two Overseas Press Club Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2017 he was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year by the British Journalism Awards.

Simon Denyer is an accomplished journalist with years of experience reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world. His first book, “Rogue Elephant,” is a non-fiction account of his time tracking down rogue elephants in South and Southeast Asia. Denyer is also the recipient of several awards for his journalism, including two Overseas Press Club Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2017 he was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year by the British Journalism Awards.