Peter is the local host for NPR's news magazine Morning Edition and is on the air from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays. When he is not waking up listeners with news and weather, he reports on Springfield city government, topics related to health care and the Central Illinois arts scene. Peter is also a regular contributor to Illinois Edition, which he hosts during the noon hour each Friday.
Peter is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he focused his fine arts degree on digital video production. Before graduating in 2007, he produced a feature-length documentary film shot on-location in Spain. The project was underwritten by a university grant and screened for the public during an on-campus student research conference.
In 2008, Peter began his career in broadcasting at WANDTV-17 (NBC) , where he worked as a general assignment reporter at the station's statehouse news bureau in Springfield. He covered a wide range of public affairs and government issues, including the impeachment of former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Peter joined WUIS in fall 2011 and is glad to be part of the University of Illinois Springfield community. He plans to pursue his M.A. in Communications, specializing in long-form journalism and documentary production.