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Peter Parisi

Peter Parisi

Peter Parisi joined the copy desk of The Washington Times in March 1996. A political junkie and talk-radio addict, he is the copy desk's “go-to” guy for political questions.

During his 14 years at The Times, he has won headline-writing awards from the Virginia Press Association, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and the American Copy Editors Society. He is an 11-year member of ACES, and has attended 11 ACES national conferences since 2000 in cities across the country. He has served a two-year term on the ACES Executive Board and contributes articles to the ACES newsletter.

Before joining The Times' copy desk, Mr. Parisi had been a copy editor at the now-defunct Fairfax Journal, and before that at the Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald. He had a journalism internship with the National Journalism Center in Washington in 1985 in which one of his classmates was firebrand pundit-to-be Ann Coulter.

Believing that the newsroom, like the Army, marches on its stomach, he also keeps the staff plied with coffee and snacks.

Mr. Parisi is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with degrees in business administration and political science. In his free time, he frequents coffee shops and karaoke bars.

Articles by Peter Parisi

Illustration by M. Ryder

PARISI: Amnesty amnesia

"The triumph of hope over experience." Samuel Johnson, 18th-century essayist on second marriages. Published June 21, 2013

The Washington Times

PARISI: A third-stringer in the shade of a superstar

In what may qualify as the overstatement of the year, NBA journeyman center Jason Collins has been dubbed "our generation's version of Jackie Robinson," merely for outing himself Monday as the first openly homosexual player in any of the four leading major league team sports. Published May 3, 2013

Odds on veep entries

Bob Dole apparently figures if he can't get into the White House through the front door, he will settle for the back door. On CNN's "Late Edition" recently, he put in yet another plug for his wife, Elizabeth, to be Texas Gov. George W. Bush's vice presidential running mate. Published July 23, 2000