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Peter Boyer - Correspondent
Peter J. Boyer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. Boyer's pieces for the magazine include an early report on President Clinton and the Whitewater affair, a long profile on Hillary Clinton, and an account of the trial of the "L.A. Four," and his recent article on Waco--"Children of Waco" (May 15, 1995).
Prior to joining The New Yorker, Boyer was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair from 1988 until 1992. His coverage of the media, business, sports, and political worlds included articles on Rush Limbaugh, Bob Kerrey, Robert Maxwell, Rodney King, Mike Tyson, and Jesse Helms' dispute with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mr. Boyer began his career in journalism as a reporter for the Associated Press when he was still in graduate school, and in 1978, he became a columnist for the Associated Press. In 1981, he started working at The Los Angeles Times where he reported on the entertainment industry and eventually became the paper's Southern correspondent. Also in 1981, Mr. Boyer acted as the television critic for National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and in 1984 assumed the post of media and television correspondent for The New York Times.
Boyer has written extensively, and his work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Journalism Review, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and American Film. He is author of the highly acclaimed book, "Who Killed CBS? The Undoing of America's Number One News Network" (1988), and is currently working on another non-fiction book to be published by Random House.