Iona Craig is an award-wining British-Irish independent journalist. She was previously based in Sanaa from 2010 to 2015 as Yemen correspondent for the Times of London. Her work has appeared in more than 20 publications worldwide and her footage and pictures have been used by television channels across the globe. She has also done regular radio reporting for the BBC and Irish broadcaster RTÉ.
Iona has won numerous awards for her work, including the 2016 Orwell Prize for journalism, the U.K.’s most prestigious honor for political writing, and the 2014 Martha Gellhorn Prize, Britain’s leading investigative journalism award, for her reporting on America’s covert war in Yemen. Her investigation for The Intercept of a Navy SEAL raid in a remote Yemeni village won the 2018 George Polk Award for foreign reporting.
She has also reported from Turkey, Lebanon, Washington, D.C., and the Palestinian territories.