Publisher & Investigative Reporter
In 2014 Dean was selected Planning Commissioner for the city of Desert Hot Springs.
He has been published in local newspapers, magazines and hometown journals since 1968 when he first became interested in politics. Covering hyperlocal news and producing investigative reports became his specialty, mostly focused on local government such as city councils, school and health districts and politics.
The product of Dean’s written work has been valuable in exposing government corruption and mismanagement as well uncovering illegal activities and exposing government secrets. Both broadcast news on radio and television, as well as the daily newspaper, followed-up on breaking news first published with his investigative reports.
Dean exercises his art and design creativity with website development and graphic design, as a multi-media public relations consultant and as a master carpenter.
Much thanks to…
plus the four jacks…
Jack and the Beanstalk
Hilda M. Gray
Manly P. Hall
Joan of Arc
The Brotherhood of Eternal Love
for all their inspiration
For over 40 years Dean has been published in a variety of small newspapers and magazines. As publisher he founded an alternative city weekly newspaper in 2008 and published over 200 uninterrupted issues over 4 years to over 20,000 readers via 800 locations (and online) before selling the business.
Dean is a Master Carpenter and the author of the biography of Hilda M Gray, desert homesteader.
In 2014 he was appointed Planning Commissioner for the city of Desert Hot Springs, California.
Dean M Gray is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors and lives in Desert Hot Springs, California.