Victoria Pope is the deputy editor of National Geographic magazine and its chief editor for text. Before joining National Geographic in November 2005, she was the executive editor for U.S. News and World Report. Her positions in editing and magazine management followed more than a decade as a foreign correspondent in Germany, Austria, Poland, and Russia. She covered the imposition of martial law in Poland for the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal. She was a correspondent in Moscow for U.S. News and World Report at the time of the coup against Gorbachev.