a Washington DC-based reporter for Reuters, Peter specializes in investigative projects on U.S. national affairs. He previously spent 20 years as an investigative reporter at USA Today, where he exposed problems ranging from lax enforcement of U.S. safe drinking water laws to poor security at Russia's chemical weapons stockpiles. His work has helped spur new laws requiring compensation for sick nuclear weapons workers, fire protections in nursing homes, and safety testing for school lunch food. His recent honors include the Gerald Loeb Award, the Hillman Prize, the duPont-Columbia Award for digital journalism, and a Barlett and Steele Award for Investigative Reporting. His 2012-13 series “When Health Care Makes You Sick” won a National Headliner Award and an Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is treasurer at the Fund for Investigative Journalism, which provides grants to independent reporters for investigative stories, and a board member for the Fillmore Arts Center, which provides arts instruction for students in DC Public Schools.