Peter Whoriskey is a staff writer for The Washington Post handling projects in business, healthcare and health. His series on the role of pharmaceutical companies influencing drug research, "Biased Research, Big Profits," won a Polk Award in 2013. Another series on the impacts of evolving light bulb technology was recognized in 2011 with a National Press Foundation award. Previously, he had written about income disparity, unemployment, and the recession, and as the paper's Southern Bureau chief, covered Hurricane Katrina. Before that, he worked at the Miami Herald, where he contributed to the paper's coverage of Hurricane Andrew, for which the staff was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.