Joseph S. Pete covers steel mills, unions, ports, oil refineries, auto plants, start-ups, craft breweries, banks, supermarkets, restaurants, and other beats for The Times of Northwest Indiana, where he works as a Business Reporter. He also writes for The Times Media Co.'s IN Business Magazine, serves a panelist on the That's So Region Podcast, hosts the Daily Business Roundup show on nwi.com's Facebook page and appears frequently on Lakeshore Public Radio.
The Indiana University graduate, who cut his journalistic teeth at the Indiana Daily Student, Arbutus and WIUX in Bloomington, previously worked as a staff writer for the Johnson County Daily Journal. His literary writing and photography have been published in more than 100 literary journals, and he's read his work on the famed iO Theater stage in Chicago.
Pete has won numerous journalism awards, including several Lisagors, from the Chicago Headline Club, the Hoosier State Press Association, the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists, the Inland Press Association, the Associated Press Media Editors and the National Federation of Press Women. He was also honored for the "Best Bacon Poem" at Baconfest Chicago.