Professor Peter Klein
School of Journalism
Professor Klein is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported from more than a dozen countries. He began his career as a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio, covering the Bosnian war and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. He was a producer at ABC News’ Law & Justice Unit, conducting investigations for Nightline, 20/20 and World News Tonight. In 1999 he became a staff producer at 60 Minutes, and continues to produce foreign pieces for the eminent American program. He is also the creator and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated History Channel (US) series Beyond Top Secret, which investigates clandestine operations around the world. His professional highlights include producing or co-producing every one of Mike Wallace’s reports in the months after 9/11, producing the first report on the U.S. government’s plans to use torture in the “war on terror” and, with reporter Bob Simon, conducting the first and to date only Western TV interview with Iraqi Shiite insurgency leader Muqtada al-Sadr.