John Farmer de la Torre's Profile
John Farmer de la Torre is reporting at the Missourian as of 2012 and 2013.
John's reporting includes work on city hall, electoral politics, and the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo detainee scandal beats. He also publishes opinion editorials and directs opinion documentaries.
His prior experience in finance (Wall Street, Swiss banking), government (U.S. Census, World Bank) and television (National Geographic, Discovery Science) inform his work.
John has lived and worked in China and Latin America. His project experience spans Asia, Europe and Africa. His field work includes the production of dozens of segments for Discovery Science and wildlife episodes for National Geographic Television.
John enjoys current affairs, criticism, movies, history and poetry. He graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service with a bachelors of science in foreign service degree, majoring in international politics, law and organization. Counted among his professors and advisers are U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jeanne Kirkpatrick and U.S. Secretary of State, Madeline Albright. He is currently a masters candidate at the Missouri School of Journalism.
John was raised in Missouri. He has lived in Los Angeles, Manhattan, Boston, Washington, DC, and eastern China.
John recently completed a trip around the world, and is pleased to report that the Earth is round.