David Alandete (Valencia, Spain, 1978) is the managing editor at El País, the world’s leading newspaper in Spanish, both in print and online. In 2013 and 2014 he was their Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem reporting on the Israeli - Palestinian conflict. He also traveled to Damascus and the refugee camps in Jordan to cover the Syrian civil war, as well as to Egypt covering the end of the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.
From 2006 to 2012, Alandete was one of the El País’s US correspondents at their Washington bureau. He covered two presidential campaigns and was an accredited journalist in the State Department, the Pentagon and Congress. In 2011 he travelled to Kabul to report on the 10th anniversary of the military operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan. He also visited the detention camp in the Guantanamo Naval Base to cover the detainees’ trials.
Alandete graduated from George Washington University in 2006 with a Masters in International Policy and Practice, thanks to a Fulbright fellowship. Previously he had worked in radio and television. In 2001 he graduated from the El País School of Journalism, where he obtained his first Master’s degree, in journalism. In 2000 he graduated cum laude in Media Studies from the University of Valencia after receiving the Exceptional Career award.