GlobalPost is a leading native digital news site with a primary focus on world news coverage. Since launch in 2009, GlobalPost has built a highly respected global brand and is the recipient of many of the most prestigious journalism awards.

Here are some of the most important things you should know about us:

GlobalPost is an independent news organization owned by a small group of American investors.

We are non-partisan. We report the world as we find it without any political or ideological leaning.

We are a mission-based journalism organization dedicated to serving the public interest by providing access to accurate, insightful information about the world. 

We have some great partnerships with like-minded publishers to extend the reach of our reporting including NBC News, USA Today, and NPR, among others. 

GlobalPost was the home-base of reporter James Foley who was held prisoner for almost two years by the Islamic State in Syria and then beheaded last August. Jim’s loss was a great tragedy but in its aftermath we have rededicated ourselves to continuing to tell the stories of people and nations caught up in war.

GlobalPost’s core strength is its roster of talented reporters, writers, editors, photographers and videographers around the world including our headquarters staff in Boston, our senior correspondents in world capitals and our network of more than 75 free-lance journalists in every region. 

GlobalPost focuses its reporting on important business, political and cultural trends and features on-location video reporting and in-depth series, plus a diverse array of fresh and distinctive stories about interesting people and events. 

GlobalPost has been hailed for its reporting excellence, winning the George Foster Peabody Award, the top prize in electronic media in the United States and the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, the George Polk Award for coverage of the war in Syria, the Overseas Press Club Award for the best online coverage of breaking news for our reporting on the Libyan conflict, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Edwin Hood Diplomacy Award from the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and the World Media Summit Global Award for Excellence in New Media which was presented in Beijing in January 2015. GlobalPost has also been honored with 31 Best in Business Journalism Awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).

GlobalPost reaches an influential audience of approximately five million readers each month in more than 230 countries and territories. We reach an audience that is young, affluent and highly educated.

GlobalPost is wholly owned by Global News Enterprises LLC, a private company funded by a small group of individual investors. The Chief Executive Officer and Founder is Philip S. Balboni, a leading journalism entrepreneur. The Chairman of the Board is Amos B. Hostetter, a pioneer of the American cable industry and a highly successful venture investor and philanthropist. The Vice Chairman is James Stone, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Plymouth Rock Group of insurance companies. 

Other members of the Board of Directors are Benjamin Taylor, former Publisher of the Boston Globe and a principal member of the Taylor family that owned the Globe for more than 100 years before it was acquired by the New York Times Co. in 1993; William Schleyer, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Adelphia Communications and former President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Broadband; and Lawrence Fish, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Financial Group, one of America’s largest banking companies, and Chairman of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the largest educational publishing company in the United States.

GlobalPost is headquartered at The Pilot House on the Boston waterfront. ​


Our Team

Executive Staff

Philip S. Balboni, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

Richard Byrne, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development

Patrice Augusta, Business Manager

Aziza Jamgerchinova, Director of Business Development (New York)

Editorial and Technology

Lizzy Tomei, Editor

David Case, Managing Editor

Rob Harris, Director of Video Production

Alex Leff, Senior Editor

Rick Peterman, Senior Developer

Richard Hall, Middle East and Africa Editor (Beirut)

Timothy McGrath, Social Media Editor and Staff Writer

Peter Gelling, Conflict Reporting Project Editor

Emily Lodish, Weekend Editor

Senior Correspondents

Southeast Asia/Bangkok, Patrick Winn

Middle East/Beirut, Richard Hall

China/Beijing, Ben Carlson

North Africa/Cairo, Laura Dean

Southern Africa/Johannesburg, Erin Conway Smith

South America/Lima, Simeon Tegel

Europe/London, Corinne Purtill

Russia and Central Asia/Kiev, Dan Peleschuk

South America/Rio, Will Carless