TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen today announced that Pete Donohue, the Pulitzer nominated transit reporter and columnist for the NY Daily News, is joining the TWU staff at Transport Hall, 195 Montague Street in Brooklyn.
President Samuelsen said: “I am thrilled to announce that one of New York’s finest reporters has accepted our offer to join us here at TWU. For 22 years, Pete covered the courts, politics, general news and the transit beat with a blue-collar style and flair that was quintessential New York. He reported on every event, big and small, involving our transit system for more than 15 years with the highest level of journalistic professionalism. He always gave the workers a fair shake, and never failed to reach out to the union to allow our voice to be heard. Pete had other opportunities available to him, but he chose us, and we’re happy to have him aboard.”
Samuelsen added that Donohue will work with TWU Local 100, representing nearly 40,000 members at the MTA, private bus and school bus companies, and New York Bikeshare, and TWU Local 101, representing workers at National Grid. During his career with the News, Donohue was considered one of the best reporters in the highly competitive New York City market. Since 1993, he built a reputation as a tough but fair journalist who not only got big stories first, but got them right.