James Dao is the Op-Ed editor of The New York Times overseeing the daily op-ed page, the op-ed pages of the New York Times international edition, the Sunday Review and several online opinion features. Prior to joining the opinion section in February 2016, he was deputy national editor. Over the course of his 24 years with The Times, he has been a national correspondent, Washington correspondent, Albany bureau chief, military and veterans affairs beat reporter and deputy metro editor. He covered the impeachment of President Clinton, the presidential election of 2000, the invasion of Iraq, the Sago mine disaster and Hurricane Katrina. In 2010 and 2011, he produced an 8-part series on the yearlong deployment to Afghanistan of an Army battalion, “A Year at War,” which received an Emmy and Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University award. He is a graduate of Yale College.