Award-winning investigative journalist Peter Gorman has spent more than 30 years tracking down stories from the streets of Manhattan to the slums of Bombay to the jungles of Peru. Specializing in Drug War issues, he worked for High Times magazine for 14 years, during which time he was a Senior Editor, Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief. He is credited as the primary journalist in the medical marijuana movement, the hemp movement and in property forfeiture reform, where his early 1992 series came to the attention of Senator Henry Hyde and was a catalyst in Sen. Hyde's fight for forfeiture reform. His groundbreaking story on a missionary plane shootdown in Peru in 2000 led Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney to call for congressional hearings which led to a reform in way the US identifies suspected drug planes in Colombia and Peru.
But Peter Gorman's body of work is not restricted to the Drug War.
He has also written about the Amazon jungle, ayahuasca, art, architecture, bars, camel fairs, cowboys, crocodile farms, Dallas nightlife, day labor, educatin, environmental issues, Earth First!, floating slums, frogs, gas-drilling, immigrant smuggling, indigenous people, iron workers, Moroccan hashish harvesting, Plan Colombia, plant medicines, police work, poverty, prison sentencing, rat catchers, sculpture, sharks, snake charmers, sports and street artists, among a host of other topics.
His newspaper features and editorials have appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, New York Newsday, The New York Daily News, the Times of India, the Fort Worth Weekly, the Earth First! Journal, the Orange County Register, the Santa Fe Reporter and elsewhere. In 2007 and 2010 he was named Print Journalist of the Year in Texas by the Houston Press Club.
The Houston Press Club, Texas' most prestigious press club, has twice awarded Peter Gorman the title of Print Journalist of the Year for his body of work in the preceding year.
He has also written a number of video pieces, including work for the United Nations and the Salvation Army. He has consulted for both National Geographic's Explorer series and the BBC's Natural World.
Mr. Gorman's feature writing has appeared in dozens of major national and international magazines, including:
• Airone (Italy)
• The magazine of the OAS
• GEO (Spain)
• Geographical (England)
• Geo Mundo (Mexico)
• Panorama (Holland)
• Sette (Italy)
• Shaman's Drum
• Suisse Familia (Switzerland)
• Trip (Brazil)
• Wildlife Conservation
• World (England)
• Zeit Magazin (Germany)
• ZOOM (France)