John Farmer de la Torre's Profile

John Farmer de la Torre has been working as a journalist and staff photographer at the Columbia Missourian since 2012 to the present.

His reporting includes work on city hall, electoral politics, the U.S. Senate, and the Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and Edward Snowden scandals. He also publishes opinion editorials and directs and produces multimedia and opinion documentaries.

Prior to the Missourian, he previously worked as an executive on Wall Street, in Swiss private banking, government and Hollywood. As a junior television producer, he delivered segments for National Geographic Film & TV, Discovery Science and other national and international outlets. He has lived and worked in China and Latin America and has project experience in Asia, Europe and Africa.

He is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and counts among his professors and advisors U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeanne Kirkpatrick and U.S. Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, respectively. He is currently a masters of arts candidate in journalism at the Missouri Graduate School of Journalism.