His first big story came nearly a decade ago, when he was working for the Capital Gazette and discovered that a Prince George’s County health official had been neglecting some miniature horses. His reporting led to the official’s firing. “And I got hooked,” Peter says.
He was born and raised in Austin, before Austin was cool. But he is no stranger to Washington, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in law and society from American University. (He also holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.) Peter has spent significant time in The Post newsroom, where his father, Joe, was a reporter.
Peter once spent an evening on a party bus with Rob Kardashian (for journalistic reasons, of course) and says he is obsessed with Riff Raff’s Twitter account and old Bob Ross clips on YouTube. He also says he ghost-writes all of his friends’ OkCupid profiles. For this and more, you can find Peter @peterjholley on Twitter.