Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Peter Bhatia has been named the new editor and Vice President of Audience Engagement of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Bhatia is one of the highest ranking Asian Americans in all of journalism. He is currently the director of Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State’s Cronkite School of Journalism. Prior to that, he served as editor of the Oregonian in Portland, Oregon.
He has been honored by the South Asian Journalists Association, the Asian American Journalists Association and is a past president of the American Society of News Editors.
In addressing his staff, Bhatia vowed that investigative journalism would increase under his watch at the Enquirer.
“Journalism is fine,” he said. “It’s the way we deliver journalism that is imperiled.”
“Peter brings a wealth of skills, values, experiences and an invigorated commitment to all-platform, high-quality journalism to The Enquirer. He’s an experienced, award-winning journalist who is a hands-on leader and coach,” said John Zidich, president of Gannett Domestic Publishing, in a statement. “I know he is eager to join New Gannett and help steer us to new heights.”