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Hannah Beech at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in 2012

Hannah Beech is an American journalist. Since August 2017, she has been the Southeast Asia Bureau Chief for The New York Times based in Bangkok.[1] She formerly worked for TIME Magazine; Beech specializes in Asia, and was sometimes credited as TIME's Southeast Asia bureau chief.[2]

In September 2017 she reported on the desperate situation of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar.[3]

In 2009, Beech was awarded for Excellence in Reporting Breaking News, Honourable Mention, in the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence (SOPA Awards), for her reporting on Cyclone Nargis in Burma.[4] She also received a 2007 Honourable Mention for Best Opinion Writing.[5]

Beech graduated in 1995 from Colby College. She did undergraduate internships at U.S. News & World Report and Asian media outlets.[6] She was the 1994 recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for Maryland.[7]

Beech is married to journalist and author and freelance reporter Brook Larmer, and they have two sons.



  • Beech, Hannah (April 20, 2015). With reporting by Truong Uyen Ly. "Vietnam looks forward". World. Time (South Pacific ed.). 185 (14): 28–35.


  1. ^ Hannah Beech articles
  2. ^ Michael Elliot (June 19, 2008). "Serious Fun". Time (magazine). Retrieved February 16, 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)("Hannah Beech, our Southeast Asia bureau chief, spent part of her childhood in the suburbs of Washington, D.C...)"
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  4. ^ 2009 Award Winners, SOPA Awards, Retrieved February 16, 2010
  5. ^ 2007 Award Winners, SOPA Awards, Retrieved February 16, 2010
  6. ^ What can you do with a Colby degree?, Colby College, Retrieved February 16, 2010
  7. ^ Hannah K. Beech, Meet Our Scholars, The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, Retrieved February 16, 2010