Jay Solomon

Jay Solomon

Senior Director

Jay Solomon, an award-winning journalist, is a senior director in APCO Worldwide’s Global Solutions practice, based in the firm's Washington office.

Prior to joining APCO, Mr. Solomon served as the chief foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, which he joined in 1998. During his time with the Journal, he was stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia; Seoul, South Korea; New Delhi, India; and Washington, D.C., covering national security and U.S. foreign policy.

Mr. Solomon is also currently a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he is an expert on Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs and weapons proliferation networks in the Middle East.

During his distinguished career as a journalist, Solomon was honored by National Press Club on numerous occasions for his foreign policy and diplomatic reporting. He was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize on three occasions.

Mr. Solomon holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley and is the author of The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East.