Jeremy W. Peters

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Jeremy W. Peters
Royal Oak, Michigan
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
EmployerNew York Times

Jeremy W. Peters is a journalist and politics reporter for the New York Times,[1][2] who is currently assigned to cover the 2020 presidential election. This is the third presidential campaign he has covered for the paper. He is also an MSNBC contributor and has appeared on Washington Week in Review on PBS.[3]


Peters earned his degree in history and political science from the University of Michigan.[4]


When Peters was in his senior year at the University of Michigan he was a reporter and editor for The Michigan Daily and began contributing to The New York Times as a freelancer. He then worked for two years in the Virgin Islands for The Virgin Islands Daily News before returning to the Times as a reporter for the business and national desks based in Detroit.[4][5] His beats at the Times have included breaking financial news, the media and New York politics. In 2009, while assigned to the Albany bureau, he was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news [6] for its coverage of the sex scandal that resulted in the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

He currently covers the Republican Party and the conservative movement for The New York Times politics desk, and is the author of the forthcoming and tentatively titled "Insurgency: The Inside Story of the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party." The book is scheduled to be published by Crown Publishing Group in 2021.[5] He was one of several Times journalists featured in the 2018 Showtime documentary "The Fourth Estate."[7]

Personal life[edit]

Peters grew up in the Detroit suburbs and graduated from Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He currently lives in Manhattan with his husband, Brendan Camp,[8] a dermatologist and amateur photographer whose work has been published alongside some of Peters' articles for the Times travel section.[9]


  1. ^ "Jeremy W. Peters Archive". REDEF. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Jeremy W. Peters". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Jeremy Peters". Washington Week. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b Romenesko, Jim (24 May 2010). "Peters to cover newspapers, magazines for NYT". Poynter. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Jeremy Peters, New York Times Political Reporter, to Write the Definitive Account of the Battle for the Republican Party for Crown". The Crown Publishing Group. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
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