Corinne Purtill is Global Post's Senior Correspondent for the United Kingdom. Purtill got her start covering snipers, prostitution and planning board meetings for the Gazette newspapers near Washington, DC. She decamped to Phnom Penh to work as a reporter and editor for the Cambodia Daily, and later covered the environment for the Arizona Republic. As a freelance journalist based in Southeast Asia, New York and London, she has written for Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Daily News and other outlets. She has a BA in English from Stanford University and lives in London with her family.