Pete Winn joined CNSNews.com in October of 2007 as a staff writer/investigative reporter. For nearly 20 years, he has reported on key legal, cultural, political, scientific and religious topics at the national level for online, magazine, radio/TV and print publications. His work has been quoted by, or appeared in, The Washington Times, ABC News, AP, UPI, MSNBC and The New York Times, as well as in local newspapers and on radio stations around the country. Prior to joining CNSNews.com, Pete was the associate editor and co-creator of CitizenLink, a daily public-policy and government-issues e-newsletter/Web site produced by the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family. For seven years, he served as head writer and substitute host for Family News in Focus, an internationally syndicated radio news-and-issues program heard on more than 1,400 stations in the U.S. and Canada. With experience as a radio news director in both commercial and public radio, Pete is a former voting member of the Radio-Television News Directors Association of America (RTNDA). He also served as an editor for Politico: a Journal of Contemporary Concerns. He holds a B.A. degree in Politics & Government and Philosophy from Ripon College, Ripon, Wis.

My Articles

July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Baseball was slow to recognize the steroids problem and slow to do something about it, but now that the problem is out in the open, Major League Baseball is working hard to put an end to the scandal, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell told Congress Tuesday. "Everyone involved in baseball over the past two decades -- commissioners, club officials, the players association and players -- shares to some extent in the responsibility for the steroids era," Mitchell told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The issue of spanking has again surfaced in California, where members of the California Assembly's Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 on Tuesday to advance a bill that would define the use of switches or paddles to be child abuse and subject anyone convicted under the statute to face a possible year in jail.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - ESPN is refusing to release video of anchor Dana Jacobson's comments at a sports celebrity roast held nearly two weeks ago in Atlantic City, N.J. -- comments for which she received a one-week suspension.Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, wants to know why. The video, he said, would confirm exactly what the popular co-host of ESPN2's "First Take" actually said at the Jan. 11 event.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While largely ignored by much of the major media, Pope Benedict XVI admonished the nation's Catholic bishops to promote traditional marriage in a speech delivered Wednesday after a vespers service at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C."It is your task to proclaim boldly the arguments from faith and reason in favor of the institution of marriage, understood as a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman, open to the transmission of life," the pope told the gathering of more than 300 bishops.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Religious rights groups are split on whether ESPN's Dana Jacobson should be fired for making comments derisive of Jesus Christ. Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said Thursday he is dropping plans to seek dismissal of the popular young host. Donahue told Cybercast News Service that he reached his decision after conversations with top ESPN executives this morning.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is fond of quoting a particular passage of Scripture. The quote, however, does not appear in the Bible and is "fictional," according to biblical scholars.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservative groups say the truth about a new "multi-drug resistant microbe" prevalent among homosexual men is not being presented to the public because of political correctness.Almost two weeks ago, researchers announced they have isolated a new form of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, an infection that is spreading through San Francisco's homosexual community and could spread to the general community.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The University of Toledo has suspended with pay one of its administrators for writing a newspaper op-ed that questions whether homosexuality is a civil rights issue. The school said the administrator was suspended precisely because her views on homosexuality do not comport with those of the university, a state institution.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - State parental involvement laws are effective in reducing the incidence of risky sexual behavior among teenagers. That's the conclusion of a study to be published in January in the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.Florida State University law professor Jonathan Klick said the incidence of at least one sexually transmitted disease (STD) -- teen gonorrhea -- is dramatically reduced in states that have laws requiring minors to first notify a parent or seek permission before having an abortion.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Al Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and self-proclaimed "inventor of the Internet," has earned a new moniker: champion of homosexual marriage. And while some observers are excited about Gore's endorsement of same-sex marriage, the laws at the state level show overall that traditional marriage is supported by a vast majority of Americans and legislatures.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Cybercast News Service has learned that a University of Toledo administrator has lost her job because she wrote a newspaper commentary that questioned whether homosexuality is a civil rights issue. Crystal Dixon, the associate vice president of human resources at the state university, had earlier been put on paid administrative leave for the Apr. 18 column published in the Toledo Free Press, as detailed in a previous CNSNews.com report.