The Urban Institute today named Peter G. Gosselin, national economics correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, to a one-year fellowship at the institute. The fellowship will permit Gosselin to expand on research underlying stories he wrote for the Times in 2004 and 2005 about family income instability and economic insecurity in the United States, which can be found here. He will continue in his current position with the newspaper.
Gosselin has been with the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau since 1999. He was with the Boston Globe for 14 years as a New York-based economics writer (1996-1999); chief domestic policy writer covering health, welfare, taxes, and the federal budget in Washington (1990-1996); and an investigative reporter in Boston (1985-1990). He started his newspaper career in 1975 at New York State’s smallest daily newspaper, the Catskill Daily Mail.
Gosselin received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brown University in 1976 and an M.B.A. in economics from Columbia University in 1985. He was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia (1983-1984), is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for investigative reporting (1986 and 1987), and last year received the Sidney Hillman Award and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for his Times series on the economic insecurity of American families from the working poor to the affluent.