Reporter focusing on investigations of economic and financial issues Education: Dartmouth College, BA in mathematics; Johns Hopkins University, MS in applied economics
Peter Whoriskey has been a staff writer for The Washington Post since 2001, covering a wide array of topics, including financial inequality, the pharmaceutical industry, hospice care, organic food fraud and the recession. As the paper's Southern bureau chief, he covered Hurricane Katrina. His series on the role of pharmaceutical companies influencing drug research, “Biased Research, Big Profits,” won a George Polk Award in 2013. Previously, he worked at the Miami Herald, where he contributed to the paper's coverage of Hurricane Andrew, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for public service. His stories after Andrew led to an overhaul of the federal construction standards for mobile homes.
Honors & Awards:
George Polk Award 2012
Sigma Delta Chi Award for Non-Deadline Reporting 2011
National Press Foundation Feddie Reporting Award 2010
Contributor to Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Hurricane Andrew at the Miami Herald 1993
Players from North Korea's women's hockey team appear to us a lot of equipment from Bauer Hockey, a U.S. company. Given the trade bans with North Korea, how did they get those sticks and gloves and helmets?
Asked to conduct an investigation of one of the nation's largest organic milk companies, USDA inspectors did not conduct a surprise inspection, a move that critics said shows the lack of rigor in enforcement of the "USDA Organic" label.