Richard C. Paddock reports on Southeast Asia for The New York Times, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He has worked as a foreign correspondent for 14 years and reported from nearly 50 countries on five continents.
His current assignment is his third posting in Southeast Asia. Previous posts include Jakarta bureau chief and Moscow bureau chief for The Los Angeles Times and senior correspondent in Southeast Asia for The Wall Street Journal. He also had two tours as San Francisco correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 2015, Mr. Paddock shared in an Emmy Award for investigative reporting given to PBS NewsHour for a story on hazardous underwater gold mining in the Philippines. Earlier, he shared in an Overseas Press Club award for coverage of foreign Filipino workers and in a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news won by The Los Angeles Times for coverage of the Los Angeles riots.