Patrick Cox has reported and written series on international terrorism (1999), Middle East history (2002), the US - Mexico border (2004) , Hiroshima survivors (2005) and global obesity (2007) . Cox has reported for The World from more than 20 countries in five continents.
Before joining The World, Cox reported for public radio stations in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Boston. In 1998 he was awarded a Knight International Press Fellowship and spent six months training journalists in Moldova, Romania and Hungary. His favorite job, though, was at Copenhagen University's Philosophy Department where he cleaned the bathrooms.