Peter Klein

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Peter W. Klein is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and director of the Graduate School of Journalism.

He joined the faculty of UBC in 2005, and in 2008 he launched the International Reporting Program in which he takes students overseas to produce major works of global journalism. His 2010 class’ Frontline/WORLD documentary investigating the international electronic waste trade earned them the Emmy for Best Investigative News magazine and the Society of Professional Journalist’s prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary.

In 1999 Klein joined CBS News 60 Minutes as a producer. He continues to contribute to the venerable American news program. He is also a regular contributor to The New York Times’ Retro Report series, which examines old news stories from a new perspective.

In addition to the 2010 Emmy, Klein won on an Emmy for his 2000 60 Minutes investigation into the former Soviet Union’s smallpox weapons program, and shared an Emmy in 1996 for a documentary about global health. In 2003 he was a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism fellow in Atlanta, reporting on suicide amongst genocide survivors.