Washington Post national economy and business editor David Cho, deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb and digital editor Michelle Williams:
We’re excited to announce that Peter Holley will take on a new role as a writer in the Business section focusing on innovation.
Peter joins the Business section following more than two-and-a-half years on the General Assignment team, where he has consistently been among The Post’s most-read writers. Peter will bring fresh voice, insight and energy to the Innovations blog as well as writing enterprise pieces that explore how new and evolving technologies are changing business, the economy and society. His subjects will range from automation and artificial intelligence to the companies and inventors disrupting established industries across the world.
In addition to showing a knack for writing stories readers find irresistible on the G.A. team, Peter broke news about an FBI investigation into the deaths of three CIA contractors killed in Jordan, reported from Kabul and Iraq for Foreign, and most recently wrote a thoughtful profile of the Illinois hometown of the Alexandria shooter. We also know Peter can have a little bit of fun, with his unforgettably entertaining PostEverything essay about the “dad bod.”
Before The Post, Peter was a writer for the Houston Chronicle, among other publications. A graduate of American University and Columbia Journalism School, he lives in Washington, D.C.
He’ll start his new role on July 17.