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    Damien Cave

Damien Cave is the Australia bureau chief for The New York Times based in Sydney. His previous foreign reporting includes postings in Mexico City, covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and in The Times’s Baghdad bureau from 2006 to 2007.

Mr. Cave also served as chief of The Times’s Miami bureau. Since joining The Times in 2004, he has covered a range of topics, including military recruiting, New York City government and New Jersey politics.

Before coming to The Times, he was a staff writer and editor at Rolling Stone and Salon.com.

Mr. Cave was among the group of finalists for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. In addition, Mr. Cave was the leader of a small group of reporters that won the 2008 Overseas Press Club award for best international coverage on the Web.

A graduate of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and Boston College, Mr. Cave grew up in Worcester, Mass.