Douglas C. Waller is a lecturer, author, and veteran correspondent. Before joining Newsweek in 1988, he worked as a legislative assistant for Senator William Proxmire and Representative Edward J. Markey. From 1994 to 2007, Waller served in Time magazine's Washington bureau as a correspondent. He has authored or coauthored nine books including The Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers and Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage. Waller earned a BA in English from Wake Forest University and an MA in urban administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Judy.