Bethan McKernan

Reporter in Beirut Governorate, Lebanon

Visit my website

I'm a reporter covering the Middle East for The Independent, based in Beirut.

Before that I worked at the Associated Press in London and as a trainee in New York.

I have degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where I was a scholarship Fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, and Oxford University. I was also very lucky to spend the last two years of school at the United World College of the Atlantic.

Subjects I like learning and writing about include the refugee crisis and migration more generally; a current obsession is the Kurdish experiment with self-governance in northern Syria.

I speak decent Spanish, although Arabic is most definitely a work in progress.

I'm from Barry, on the South Welsh coast.

  • Work
    • The Independent