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Christopher Lord is US Editor for Monocle based in Los Angeles.

Get in touch at [email protected]

Chris covers world affairs, business and urban design for Monocle in print and on its podcasts. He has written for the magazine since 2011, from reporting on frozen conflicts in the Caucasus to covering the US military’s pivot to the Pacific in Hawaii. Along the way, Chris has interviewed heads of state and CEOs of some of the world’s biggest firms. He leads on many of Monocle’s editorial and commercial projects, representing the brand globally, and in 2022, co-produced its first North American conference in Dallas, Texas.

Previously a news editor and producer for the BBC, Chris has also written longform pieces for The Guardian, The Times of London, The Spectator, and Artforum, among others, and began his career working as a cultural journalist in the Middle East. For the BBC, he’s edited its flagship news and current affairs show, The TODAY Programme, which reaches six million listeners every morning, and produced the five-part documentary series  Happy Birthday, China? for BBC Radio 4, marking 70 years of the People’s Republic.

In 2022, Chris’s first book, The Men Who Would Be King, co-authored with the British photographer Jon Tonks, was published. It has been reviewed internationally, with coverage in Le Monde, Die Zeit, The Times and The Guardian. Available here.


Christopher Lord has been a journalist since 2008.

Originally from Manchester, England, he has reported from over 40 countries and prior to moving to the US in 2021 was based in London, Istanbul, Accra and Dubai.

For personal correspondence, email [email protected]

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