Gosselin, Peter G. 1951-
GOSSELIN, Peter G. 1951-
Born May 22, 1951, in Rochester, NY; son of Robert E. (a physician) and Ruth L. (a physician; maiden name, Smith) Gosselin; married Robin Toner, 1996; children: Jacob, Nora. Education: Brown University, B.A. (philosophy), 1976; Columbia University, M.B.A., 1985.
Catskill Daily Mail, Catskill, NY, general assignment reporter, 1975; Transcript, North Adams, MA, political reporter, 1976-79; Providence Journal-Bulletin, Providence, RI, labor reporter, 1979-83; Boston Globe, Boston, MA, reporter, 1985-98, investigative reporter, 1985-89, correspondent in Washington, DC, 1989-98; Los Angeles Times, national economy reporter, Washington, D.C. correspondent, 1999—.
Society of Professional Journalists.
George Polk Award for financial investigative reporting, 1986, for investigating money laundering and U.S. banks, and 1987, for investigating fraudulent practices by First Commodity Corporation and the impact on investors; SDX Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Washington Correspondence category, 1999, for "Private Prosperities, Public Breakdowns."
Worked as a reporter for Catskill Daily Mail, Transcripts, Providence Journal-Bulletin and the Boston Globe; joined the Los Angeles Times in 1999.
Peter G. Gosselin is an accomplished business writer who "presents the complicated world of economics to readers in a clear tone," according to Quill writer Max Cacas. In 1999 Gosselin was named a SDX Award winner by the Society of Professional Journalists for his Washington correspondence. Gosselin, who holds degrees in philosophy and business, has written hundreds of articles on economic topics over his career, which has spanned three decades. For his part, Gosselin once told CA that he is "scared of deadlines."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Quill, June, 2002, Max Cacas, "Follow the Whole Story," pp. 18-23.
Los Angeles Times,http://www.latimes.com/ (November 9, 2003).