Journalist, public health advocate
I grew up in the Rocky Mountains and went to school in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent most of my adult life in New York City, working as a journalist and public health advocate. I live in Greenwich Village with my wife, Susan Pelzer, and my dog, Lily. My son, Colin Cowley, is a sommelier here in NYC.
Clarion Award, National Headliner Award, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Award, National Magazine Award (6-time nominee), National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award, New York Association of Black Journalists Award, New York Press Club Feature Award, Society for Professional Journalists Award for Excellence, Unity Award for Public Affairs/Social Issues Reporting