David Ignatius's work at the Washington Post began in 1986, when he came on board as editor of their Outlook section. From 1990 to 1992, he went on to serve as foreign editor. A year later he became managing editor in charge of business news. Before his work at the Post, he was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, covering everything from the State Department to the Middle East. Ignatius now writes a twice-weekly column for the op ed page, a job he has held since 2003. Among his honors are the 2000 Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary and a 2005 Edwrd Weintal Special Citation. He is also the author of seven novels, including "The Sun King" and "Body of Lies."