April 24, 2015

Welcome to Joey Peters

Joey Peters

New Mexico Political Report is happy to welcome Joey Peters to our news team as our senior reporter.

Joey Peters, Senior reporter for New Mexico Political Report

Joey Peters, Senior Reporter for New Mexico Political Report

Peters will head up investigations for New Mexico Political Report in addition to pitching in with general reporting as needed.

Readers here probably know Peters from his time as a staff writer at the Santa Fe Reporter where he worked for four years. Peters was part of the team that won the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government’s William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award in 2013 for work involving open government.

Peters has also had work appear in NYTimes.com, E&E Publishing, Stateline, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and MinnPost.

This announcement likely isn’t much of a surprise, as Peters has already written two stories for New Mexico Political Report, one on answers filed in a lawsuit related to leaked emails from the governor and another on the confirmation of Jessica Hernandez as the new city attorney in Albuquerque.

Peters replaces Margaret Wright who had a similar position at New Mexico Political Report and is now a reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, where she continues to do great work.