Pete Carey

Pete Carey is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Carey worked at the Mercury News California from 1967 to 2016 as a projects reporter and investigative correspondent, spanning the financial affairs of Ferdinand Marcos and other topics.[1][2]

Pete Carey
Born (1940-04-02) April 2, 1940 (age 81)
NationalityAmerican
Occupationjournalist

Early lifeEdit

Pete Carey was born in San Francisco and raised in Berkeley. After receiving an economics degree from the University of California, Carey started his journalistic career as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner in 1964. The following year, he joined the Livermore Independent, as a reporter and editor for three years. He then joined the San Jose Mercury News as an aerospace and technology reporter before specializing in investigations and special projects. In 1983—1984, Carey was a Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.[2]

CareerEdit

For the San Jose Mercury News, Carey undertook a number of local, national, and international assignments, ranging from fraud and waste involving American charities in Mexico to immigration and the California Legislature. For instance, he investigated the transfer of money out of the Philippines by Ferdinand Marcos and his associates. The series of stories, which was written in collaboration with Katherine Ellison and Lewis Simons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1986. Four years later, Carey's investigation of the collapse of a freeway structure during the Loma Prieta earthquake helped the Mercury News garner another Pulitzer Prize.[3][4][5]

By 2020, Pete Carey retired from the San Jose Mercury News to mentor grantees of the program of the Fund for Investigative Journalism.[2][6][1]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "SPJ Norcal Honors 2016 Excellence in Journalism Award". The Society of Professional Journalists. 2016. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  2. ^ a b c Saur 2011.
  3. ^ Brennan 1999.
  4. ^ "Winners of pulitzer prizes in journalism, letters and the arts". The New York Times. April 8, 1986. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  5. ^ "SPJ Norcal Honors 2016 Excellence in Journalism Award". The Society of Professional Journalists. 2016. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  6. ^ "FIJ Mentor Pete Carey Lends 5 Decades of Journalism Experience to Grantees". Fund for Investigative Journalism. 2020. Retrieved 2020-11-09.

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