PETER S. GOODMAN is an award-winning reporter and columnist and the Global Editor-In-Chief of the International Business Times, where he supervises a team of more than 150 journalists across editions in the United States, United Kingdom, India, and Australia. He has written about business, the economy, technology, international affairs, politics, media, and sports, and frequently appears on national television programs including "Morning Joe" and the "Today Show.” He is also a current member of the board of the Overseas Press Club.
Goodman previously served as Executive Business and Global News Editor for the Huffington Post, where he supervised business, economic, technology and international reporting. Under his leadership, the HuffPost expanded into investigative reporting, beat reporting and long-form feature work while deploying its first team of international correspondents, winning eight Best in Business awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Goodman’s columns on business and the economy garnered the 2014 Gerald Loeb award for commentary.
Goodman joined the Huffington Post in the fall of 2010, after two decades in traditional newspaper journalism. As the National Economic Correspondent for the New York Times, he was among the earliest American journalists to recognize and warn of the impending economic downturn that would deepen into the Great Recession. He played a leading role in “The Reckoning,” a Times series that probed the roots of the 2008 financial crisis, earning distinction as a Loeb award winner and a Pulitzer prize finalist. His resulting book, PAST DUE: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy (Times Books, 2009), was selected as an Editor’s Choice title by the New York Times Book Review and named one of Bloomberg’s Top Fifty Business Books. Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz lauded the book while calling Goodman “one of the best economic correspondents in the country.”
Prior to the Times, Goodman spent a decade at the Washington Post, where he served as Shanghai Bureau Chief, a Washington-based technology correspondent, and a political writer. He reported from more than two dozen countries, including stints in Iraq and Sudan. He received a citation from the Overseas Press Club for a collection of stories examining China’s hybrid form of state-dominated capitalism. He was part of a team of Post writers that won the 2005 American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Jesse Laventhol prize for best deadline reporting for coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami. He also won the 2005 Hugo Shong Award for best American newspaper coverage from Asia, conferred by Boston University’s School of Communications.
Goodman grew up in New York City, graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and Reed College, and earned a Master’s in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He began his newspaper career as a feature writer in Kyoto for the English-language Japan Times, then spent three years freelancing in Southeast Asia for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and Miami Herald. He later worked as a Metro reporter in Alaska for the Anchorage Daily News.
Goodman lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with his wife, the novelist Deanna Fei, and their children.
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