Bio: Pete is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in creative nonfiction writing. While there, he worked as a research assistant for magazines on both sides of the gender divide: Ladies' Home Journal and GQ (Gentleman's Quarterly).
Pete was hired as the editor of a local paper in Montgomery County, and also began freelancing for the Inquirer's Chester County section. He joined Patch in December 2010.
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I lean to the left and am a registered Democrat, but try to remain open to all points of view and indeed seek out thoughtful voices that challenge my opinions.
Though I was raised Roman Catholic and attended a Catholic high school, I am no longer observant.