Simon Denyer is a self-employed media consultant who has worked as a journalist and author. His professional background includes working for The Washington Post for several years. He currently lives in Brighton, England. He earned his A Levels at Lancing College in West Sussex, UK. In 1987, he graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, with a master’s degree in economics. Simon Denyer began his career as a senior economist and futures market analyst at GNI. He joined Reuters in 1992 as an economics and financial markets correspondent. In January 2002, he worked his way up to Bureau Chief of Pakistan and Afghanistan. During this time, he lived in London, New York City, Nairobi and Islamabad.

From 2004 to 2011, he worked for Thomson Reuters. He was first the Bureau Chief of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Later on, he became the Bureau Chief of Washington. He taught as an adjunct professor from 2020 to 2021 in Japan. At Sophia University, he taught a course in “Mass Media and Politics.” He also taught a course in media and politics at Hosei University.

It was in 2011 that he joined The Washington Post. His first position was as the Bureau Chief of India. In 2013, he moved to Beijing, China, and was the Bureau Chief of China. He covered the first several years of Xi Jinping’s presidency. From 2018 to 2021, Simon Denyer was the Bureau Chief of Japan and the Koreas. Among the news he covered was President Trump trying to engage North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. Other major news he covered was the Tokyo Olympics. One of his articles covered how there was a $15 billion overrun on costs that was passed on to Japanese taxpayers who couldn’t even attend the games and more