Editorial director of Le Monde. She was editor in chief from 2010 to 2011, before which she led the newspaper’s in-depth reporting section. From 1996 to 2001 Kauffmann was the newspaper’s New York bureau chief, moving from her post as correspondent in Washington, DC. She reported on the collapse of the Soviet Union as eastern and central Europe correspondent from 1988 to 1993, having joined Le Monde in 1987 as Moscow correspondent. Before joining the newspaper Kauffmann worked for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Paris, London, Warsaw and Moscow.