After 20 years at Fortune Magazine, writer Peter Elkind is joining ProPublica as a senior reporter covering the Trump Administration and President Trump's business activities. ProPublica, which describes itself as an independent and nonprofit newroom producing investigative journalism in the public interest, made the announcement on July 6, 2017. Elkind is joining ProPublica with another writer for Fortune, Nick Varchaver. A ProPublica statement said,
Elkind most recently worked at Fortune, where he was a writer for 20 years. His work there included investigations into how Apple CEO Steve Jobs concealed his bout with pancreatic cancer; how Tesla chief Elon Musk played states against each other to win an epic $1.4-billion economic-development package; and how a cyber-invasion brought Sony Pictures to its knees – and why Sony should have seen it coming. Before Fortune, Elkind worked at Texas Monthly and the Dallas Observer.
In recent months, Elkind has contributed stories to ProPublica about former FBI director James Comey’s handling and misstatements about the Clinton email investigation in congressional testimony, and a former nurse and suspected serial killer of babies who Texas authorities are trying to keep behind bars.
In addition to his magazine work, Elkind co-authored the national bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron and has written two other books, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer and The Death Shift: The True Story of Nurse Genene Jones and the Texas Baby Murders. A 2005 documentary based on the Enron book was nominated for an Academy Award.