Reginald Dale joined the Washington-based Atlantic Council of the United States as a senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Media Network in January 2017. The TMN aims to promote greater knowledge of Atlantic issues in the European and American media, to foster contacts among European and US journalists, and to dispel misconceptions about the United States in Europe.
Dale runs a fellowship programme enabling select European journalists to travel widely in the US and visit American universities and journalism schools. He previously worked in a similar capacity at another leading Washington think tank, the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
Before joining CSIS, Dale was a well-known international journalist. He spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent, commentator, and senior editor for the Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune, specialising in European and European Union affairs; US politics and foreign policy; international politics and economics; strategic issues; globalisation; transatlantic affairs; and US-UK relations.
Dale has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University, a media fellow at Stanford University, and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. He was founding editor of the magazine European Affairs, published by the European Institute in Washington.
From 1993-2002, he was a syndicated columnist in Washington for the International Herald Tribune, and from 1987-93, he was based at the IHT’s head office in Paris, first as international economics correspondent and then as economic and financial editor. While bureau chief in Brussels for the Financial Times, he was President of the European Journalists' Organisation.
He was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford and the University of Grenoble.