November 2, 2017
Editor and Vice President, Detroit Free Press
Peter Bhatia, a multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning editor who has led several large news organizations across the country, became editor and vice president of the Detroit Free Press in September. He came to Detroit from the Cincinnati Enquirer, where he was editor for two years and also served as regional editor for the USA TODAY Network’s Ohio Region. Bhatia has a wealth of journalism experience, including serving as the top editor of the Oregonian in Portland in 2010-14. Prior to joining the Enquirer, Bhatia was the director of the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State’s Cronkite School of Journalism. Bhatia served as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and his journalistic passions include ethics, investigative reporting and diversity. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and communication from Stanford University.