Lewis Perdue – A quick glimpse at journalism experience


Lewis Perdue taught journalism and related courses as a regular faculty member at Cornell University and UCLA and as an adjunct professor at Elmira College. He has more than 45 years of experience spanning local reporting to enterprise and investigative reporting in Washington, D.C. including coverage of the White House and Congress.

Lew’s current daily and enterprise journalism activities include his role as Publisher and Executive Editor of Wine Industry Insight and Craft Beverage Insights — both covering business, finance, legal, regulatory, trade, management, health, and other industry issues. Wine Industry Insight, which he founded in 2008, is a follow-on publication to Wine Business Publications which he founded in 1991 and sold in 1997.

For information about Lew’s technology and other experience, please visit Ideaworx.


Journalism Experience

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: Articles published in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Washington Monthly, The Washington Post, The Nation, Jack Anderson’s column. Author: Washington Connection (non-fiction book on KoreaGate based on shredded documents).

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW: Laurel for exposing unlicensed and illegal gun sales on eBay in my January 22, 1999 column in TheStreet.Com. As a result, eBay prohibited sales of guns.

DAILY JOURNALISM: Washington bureau correspondent (covering the White House and Congress), Dow Jones/Ottaway Newspapers, States News Service and for the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Sentinel; reporter, Elmira (N.Y.) Star-Gazette, Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal; weekly columnist, Gannett News Service; Editorial page editor, Santa Monica Evening Outlook (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing).

JOURNALISM TEACHING: Lecturer, University of California at Los Angeles; Advisor to The UCLA Daily Bruin (student newspaper); instructor, Cornell University.

BUSINESS JOURNALISM: Articles in Forbes ASAP, Barron’s, Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch, TheStreet.Com, California Business, California Magazine, LA Magazine, LA Times. Awarded Los Angeles Press Club Award for business journalism. Frequently Interviewed on CNBC, CNN Business. Founded Wine Business Publications, the largest circulation trade journals for the North American wine industry. Founded Wine Industry Insight, first premium-content wine industry digital publication

TECHNOLOGY WRITING: Author: Supercharging Your PC and The High Technology Editorial Guide and Stylebook. Contributor to: PC World, InfoWorld, Publish!, TechWeek, DigitalAge, Dr. Dobb’s Journal, Embedded Systems Journal; columnist for Computer Currents; editor of PC Management Letter.

SCIENCE WRITING: Co-founded the The Stealth Syndromes Project and currently co-principal investigator of a scientific study approved by the University of California, San Francisco (Stealth Syndromes Project: Human Study).

Articles in New Scientist; Clarion Award winner for investigative article (New West/California Magazine) on previously unknown health hazards of coal-fired electrical generating plants. Author of The French Paradox, Beyond, the best-selling book on alcohol and health;

TRAVEL/FOOD/WINE WRITING: Former CEO of and regular contributor to Smart Wine Magazine; author of The VINOfile, a syndicated consumer wine column.

Author of travel/dining guidebook, The Country Inns of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia; contributor to Travel & Leisure, Travel/Holiday, Los Angeles Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, Country Gentleman.



Lew's Books