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 interviews with world leaders for over 25 years. In June of this year, Lally Weymouth interviewed South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in in Seoul. In April of this year, Lally Weymouth interviewed Italy’s new Prime Minister Gentilioni and Jordan’s King Abdullah II. In March, she travelled to Estonia to interview President Kersti Kaljulaid. She then travelled to Lithuania, where she interviewed President Dailia Grybauskaite for the second time. In January, Lally Weymouth interviewed Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In December 2016, Lally Weymouth travelled to Peru to conduct an interview with Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. In September 2016, she interviewed Colombia’s President Manuel Santos and Italy’s former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen gave Mrs. Weymouth her first interview after taking office in Taipei in July 2016. In June 2016, she was granted the first U.S. interview by Brazilian President Michel Temer. In November 2016, she travelled to Myanmar to interview Daw Aung San Suu Kyi following her party’s overwhelming victory in the country’s elections. Lally Weymouth has spent significant time in the Middle East, conducting exclusive interviews with Saddam Hussein, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian Presidents Hafez and Bashar Assad, and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, among others. She has interviewed every Israeli Prime Minister since 1981, including Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, and, most recently, Benjamin Netanyahu. Lally Weymouth conducted the last interview with Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto before her assassination in December of 2007.