Lally Graham Weymouth

Senior Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Lally Graham Weymouth is the Senior Associate Editor of The Washington Post. She has been conducting exclusive interviews with world leaders for over 25 years. In July 2018, Lally Weymouth travelled to Italy, where she conducted interviews with Finance Minister Giovanni Tria and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini. In March 2018, Lally Weymouth travelled to Chile to interview President Sebastian Piñera the week after his inauguration. In January 2018, Lally Weymouth interviewed Pakistan's Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abassi during the World Economic Forum in Davos. In June 2017, Lally Weymouth conducted the first foreign interview with South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in in Seoul to talk about the crisis in North Korea. In April 2017, Lally Weymouth interviewed Italy’s new Prime Minister Gentilioni to discuss the flow of refugees into his country. During that same month, Jordan’s King Abdullah II also granted Mrs. Weymouth an interview in which he spoke of the Islamic State and the future of Syria. In March 2017, Mrs. Weymouth travelled to Estonia to interview President Kersti Kaljulaid about the threat of Russia’s cyber and information wars. She then went to Lithuania to interview President Dailia Grybauskaite about Russian provocations and her country’s geographic vulnerability. Lally Weymouth has spent significant time in the Middle East. Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi has given three interviews to Lally Weymouth. She has interviewed every Israeli Prime Minister since 1981, including Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, and, most recently, Benjamin Netanyahu. In 1984, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein granted Mrs. Weymouth the first print interview he gave to an American journalist. She also interviewed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in his tent in the Libyan Desert in 2003. Both Syrian Presidents Hafez and Bashar Assad granted her exclusive interviews. Lally Weymouth conducted the last interview with Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto before her assassination in December of 2007. Lally Weymouth graduated from Radcliffe College with honors. She edited and compiled Thomas Jefferson: The Man, His World, His Influence, a collection that includes contributions from leading Jefferson scholars. She is also the author of America in 1876: The Way We Were, which was published by Random House. She currently serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York and is a member of the Board of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Council.