Tod Robberson joined the editorial staff of The Dallas Morning News in 2006 after working more than 25 years as a foreign correspondent and international-affairs editor for The News, The Washington Post and Reuters news agency. He has lived in Lebanon, Mexico, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia and United Kingdom, and covered at least eight major armed conflicts. Tod speaks Spanish and Arabic, holds a bachelor’s degree in communication/journalism from Texas Tech University and a master’s in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. He has won awards for investigative journalism and reporting on international human-smuggling rings. Tod draws upon his experience writing about the suffering behind wars, natural disasters and Third World poverty to help Dallas Morning News readers understand the human drama unfolding in our own neighborhoods.