Sabra Ayres is the Moscow correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, where she covers Russia and the former Soviet Union. Her diverse portfolio spans nearly two decades and several continents, with bylines from Afghanistan, the former Soviet Union, Europe and India. She is the winner of the 2016 Front Page Award for Best Foreign Correspondence. In 2016 she received a fellowship with the International Women's Media Foundation to research Russian soft power tactics in Europe. She covered the Ukraine crisis from the revolution on Kiev's Maidan square to the outbreak of war in the east of the country. Her work has been published in the Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, the Columbia Journalism Review, The New Republic, the International Herald Tribune, and the Daily Telegraph, among others. 

In addition to reporting and writing, Sabra has extensive experience in journalism teaching and training. She has taught journalism at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul and was a visiting professor at the India Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bangalore.


Sabra was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine from 1995-97.



2017 - Winner, Belarus in Focus Journalism Competition

2016 - Front Page Award, Marie Colvin Award for Best Foreign                    Correspondence

2016 - Grantee, International Women's Media Foundation's

            Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists

2015 - Kathryn Davis Fellowship - Middlebury College

2005 - Arthur F. Burns Fellowship - Stuttgart, Germany




M.S. Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism 

B.S. University of Vermont




In NYC: +1 917 518 5379

In London: +44 7597 545983

In Ukraine: +380 63 138 3745



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