Pete Carey, United States, is an investigative and business reporter for the The (San Jose) Mercury News.
His 1985 investigation into Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos’ massive hidden wealth in overseas accounts prompted outrage in the United States and in the Philippines. These findings contributed to international pressure on Marcos to call elections in early 1986, which ultimately lead to the dictator’s downfall. The reports gained Carey and his co-writers the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting.
Carey won an Overseas Press Club award for his 1992 reporting on corrupt practices and the negative environmental impacts of Japanese foreign aid programs in Southeast Asia.
He has also investigated Silicon Valley affairs and local issues, such as black markets in high technology and mortgage fraud behind the housing bubble.