Biography

Terry Ganey is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author. As a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting. His two non-fiction books–“Innocent Blood” and “Under the Influence”–have appeared on the New York Times best seller list.

Ganey was also the collaborating writer with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill on her political memoir, “Plenty Ladylike,” published by Simon and Schuster.

A former Associated Press correspondent, Ganey was chief of the state capital bureau of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch when his disclosures of Missouri’s Second Injury Fund scandal helped send seven men to federal prison and produced $1.6 million in restitution for the state.

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In 2003, Ganey covered U.S. Army operations in Iraq and recounted the chaos that had enveloped Baghdad. In his other journalistic assignments, he has been the projects editor for the Columbia Daily Tribune, and the St. Louis editor of the Gateway Journalism Review.

Ganey has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He has taught news writing and reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a visiting lecturer at journalism schools at the University of Oklahoma and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

He and his wife, Judy, live in Columbia, Missouri.