Richard Pérez-Peña

Richard Pérez-Peña (born May 26, 1963 in Santiago, Cuba[1]) is a journalist who has been with The New York Times since 1992.[2] He has covered Albany, New Jersey, healthcare, the media, and higher education. He currently covers breaking news.[3] He was featured in the film Page One: Inside the New York Times.

Richard Pérez-Peña
BornMay 26, 1963 (age 55)
Alma materPomona College
OccupationJournalist, writer
EmployerThe New York Times


A 2012 news story by Pérez-Peña on Yale University quarterback, Patrick Witt, was criticized by Witt and some journalists for unfairness and poor sourcing.[4][5][6] While Pérez-Peña defended the accuracy of the story,[7] the Public Editor of the Times raised concerns about the article, particularly its reporting a sexual assault claim based on anonymous sourcing.[8]

Personal and Early Life

Pérez-Peña was born in Santiago, Cuba and raised in Southern California. He studied European History at Pomona College.[9] In 1987, Pérez-Peña appeared on Jeopardy! and became a 5-time champion, later appearing in the show's first reunion invitational, Super Jeopardy! in 1990. In 2005, he was asked to participate in the show's Ultimate Tournament of Champions but ended up not appearing in the tournament.


  1. ^ "Ask a Reporter Q&A: Richard Pérez-Peña". The New York Times. 2006. Archived from the original on October 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Richard Pérez-Peña: Reporter, Bizday". The New York Times. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Richard Pérez-Peña". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  4. ^ Shaw, Lucas (January 29, 2012). "Commenters Heap Scorn on N.Y. Times Story of Yale Quarterback and Alleged Sexual Assault". Reuters.
  5. ^ Pérez-Peña, Richard (January 27, 2012). "At Yale, the Collapse of a Rhodes Scholar Candidacy". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Petri, Alexandra (January 27, 2012). "Yale quarterback Patrick Witt's sad saga". The Washington Post.
  7. ^ Pérez-Peña, Richard (February 3, 2012). "Rhodes Trust Gives Account of Yale Quarterback's Candidacy". The New York Times. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  8. ^ Brisbane, Arthur (February 4, 2012). "The Quarterback's Tangled Saga". New York Times. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Ask a Reporter: Richard Pérez-Peña, State Capitol Bureau Chief". The New York Times. 2002. Retrieved January 4, 2012.

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