Jeremy W. Peters
Royal Oak, Michigan
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Employer||New York Times|
Jeremy W. Peters is a journalist and politics reporter for the New York Times, 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.
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. 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  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. He was one of several Times journalists featured in the 2018 Showtime documentary "The Fourth Estate."
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 partner, Brendan Camp, a dermatologist and amateur photographer whose work has been published alongside some of Peters' articles for the Times travel section.