I’m a journalist, documentary filmmaker and teacher, interested in bringing to light global stories that are overlooked. My work has been featured on 60 Minutes, where I’ve been a producer since 1999, as well as PBS Frontline, ABC News, Al Jazeera English, The New York Times, and even The Daily Show. I’ve won 3 Emmys, but my main reward is doing stories that have an impact on the world.
I also serve as Director of the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where I established the International Reporting Program, in which I take graduate students abroad to practice global reporting in the field. We’re in the process of growing this into a non-profit Global Reporting Centre, which will produce major works of journalism, and experiment with new ways of gathering and disseminating global stories.
Peter W. Klein is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and filmmaker. He has reported from around the globe for CBS News 60 Minutes, as well as other network programs. He writes for US publications and oversees independent productions out of his studio in Vancouver. He is also the director of the University of British Columbia School of Journalism, and runs the school’s International Reporting Program. In 2009-2010 he was the host of the national Canadian public affairs program The Standard.
Watch Peter’s latest project, a documentary with the International Reporting Program examining how the war on drugs has left tens of millions of patients around the globe have no access to painkillers. He and a team of faculty members and graduate students went to Uganda, Ukraine and India to see firsthand the effects of this largely-hidden human rights crisis.