Thomas Peele is the author of Killing the Messenger, A Story of Radical Faith, Racism's Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist. He is a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter for EdSource.org and a continuing lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He has been a journalist since 1983 and has won more than 70 awards for his work, including two Investigative Reporters and Editors medals and the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage.
The author Nina Burleigh called Killing the Messenger "crackling non-fiction, impossible to put down." The Santa Barbara News-Press said the book is "a masterpiece of contemporary non-fiction." Others compared it to works by Jon Krakauer and James Michener.
Peele is currently at work on a book on his adoption as an infant, and 40- year search for his biological family.