David Rohde

The New Yorker

David Rohde is online news director at The New Yorker.

Rohde was previously an investigative reporter and journalist for The New York Times.

Rohde was kidnapped by the Taliban in November 2008. He escaped on the night of June 19, 2009, and made his way to freedom after more than seven months of captivity in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He was part of The Times's reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He gives his account of his experience as a captive in a five part series, Held by the Taliban. Rohde also won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1996 for his coverage in Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Srebrenica massacre for The Christian Science Monitor.