David D. Kirkpatrick has been a Middle East correspondent and the Cairo Bureau Chief of the New York Times since January, 2011. He has covered the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria. He and Steve Erlanger of the New York Times were the first American journalists to interview President Mohamed Morsi after he took office. Before coming to Egypt, Mr. Kirkpatrick was a correspondent for the New York Times in New York and Washington, a contributor to the New York Times magazine and a contributing editor at New York magazine, and a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. At the New York Times, he has covered two presidential elections, several congressional elections, four Supreme Court nominations, and the lobbying industry, among other subjects. He has often written about religion and politics in the United States, focusing on the Christian conservative movement.