T.R. Reid is one of the nation’s best-known reporters through his coverage of global affairs for The Washington Post, his books and documentary films, and his lighthearted commentaries on National Public Radio. Reid majored in Classics at Princeton University, and served as a naval officer, a teacher, and in various other jobs. At the Washington Post, he covered Congress and four presidential campaigns. He served as the paper’s bureau chief in Tokyo and in London. Reid has written seven books in English and three in Japanese, including the bestselling The Healing of America: A Global Search for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.” He has written and hosted documentary films for National Geographic TV, for PBS, and for the A&E network.
Reid is also Board Chair of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and serves on the boards of the Japan-America Society of Colorado and the Health Research and Educational Trust. He has taught at Princeton University and the University of Michigan.Reid was recently appointed by Gov. Jared Polis to the Health Care Cost Savings Act of 2019 Task Force.