Chauncey Bailey Project

Thomas Peele

Thomas Peele is a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience on both coasts. Since 2000, he has been an investigative reporter for the 23 newspapers of the Singleton-owned Bay Area News Group.

He has won numerous awards for his work, including the 2007 Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Renner Award for the Chauncey Bailey Project, and from the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his pursuing Freedom of Information inquiries.

Before he joined the Bay Area News Group, he spent seven years reporting about corruption, city redevelopment and gambling issues for The Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has also covered sports for Newsday on Long Island, New York, and written for the Ocean County Observer in New Jersey, the Delaware State News in Dover, and the Corning Leader in New York state. He is a graduate of Long Island University, and holds an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco. He has been a frequent speaker at national investigative journalists conferences, as well as at universities in the San Francisco Bay Area and New Jersey.


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