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Peter Grier

Washington Editor

Peter Grier is The Christian Science Monitor's Washington editor. In this capacity, he helps direct coverage for the paper on most news events in the nation's capital.

Grier has reported from Washington since 1979. Prior to his present position, he was the Monitor's chief diplomatic writer. He has also served as Pentagon correspondent, and general assignment writer, handling such topics as the environment, campaign finance, regulatory agencies, and government intelligence. His journalism career began in 1977 at the Birmingham (Michigan) Eccentric. He was educated at Principia College and has done graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

He reported on-scene from the Soviet Union during the Cold War and Iraq during the first Gulf War. He is co-winner of the Society of Professional Journalists National Reporting Award and was twice a finalist for the Livingston Award.  

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Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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