Bio

I am a News Desk Producer on CNN’s International Desk and freelance journalist based in Atlanta after stints in Amman, Rio de Janeiro, and Mumbai. I was based for six years in Brazil, where I was the recipient of the Inter American Press Association scholarship and a stringer for the New York Times and USA Today. I reflected on major stories in Brazil during my time in the country in an interview with Foreign Policy Interrupted.

I moved abroad in 2010 after working at the Christian Science Monitor and the Miami Herald. My work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The New York Times, USA Today, Latin Trade, GlobalPost, and the Islamic Monthly. I covered Rio’s gastronomical scene at CulinaryBackstreets.com. I also was a research assistant for the journalist Glenn Greenwald’s “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State” (Metropolitan Books, published May 2014).

I speak Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese. I graduated from Brown University and have taken numerous post-graduate courses, including at Middlebury’s summer language schools, the Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture, and the Qasid Arabic Institute.

I am often a guest on US public radio stations and on Public Radio International’s “The World.”

Those interested in my work may contact me at: taylor[dot]k[dot]barnes[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Follow me on Twitter: @tkbarnes

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