Gretchen Peters has covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than a decade, first for The Associated Press and later as a reporter for ABC News. Peters was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto and won the SAJA Journalism Award for a Nightline segment on the former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf. She has worked with leading media outlets including The National Geographic Society, The Christian Science Monitor and The New Republic, and she has been a commentator on NPR and CNN.
She now lives in the US with her husband, Robert Capa Gold Medal winning photographer John Moore and their two children. In fall 2009, she will enter the Josef Korbel School of International Studies to pursue a master’s degree in Homeland Securities and Criminal Justice.
Journalist Gretchen Peters shared her in-depth research into the Taliban and al Qaeda, groups she described as criminal organizations akin to the Mafia who are heavily involved in heroin trafficking and other illicit enterprises.