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Perri Peltz (born March 11, 1960) rejoined WNBC in 2005 after a nine-year absence to co-anchor Live at Five with Sue Simmons. Peltz's previous stint at WNBC was from 1987 to 1996 where she co-anchored Weekend Today in New York with Ken Taylor and weekend editions of News 4 New York at 6 and 11 with Ralph Penza. After her stint with WNBC, Peltz joined the Dateline NBC team for two years. During that period, Peltz often anchored live news coverage on NBC's 24-hour cable news television channel MSNBC. She then moved to ABC's 20/20 for two years until she moved to CNN where she stayed until 2002. Peltz left CNN to produce a feature film, Knights of the South Bronx starring Ted Danson. The film was based on the real life story of middle school chess team from the South Bronx that despite all odds, went on to become national chess champions. The film aired on the A&E Network. Peltz then went to work for the Robin Hood foundation in New York City. Robin Hood is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty. While at Robin Hood, Peltz wanted to tell the stories of the people who were working on the front lines in the war against poverty. She returned to WNBC to report on those people and the differences they were making. During that time she also anchored Live at Five with Sue Simmons. Peltz was co-anchoring WNBC's Live at Five from May 31, 2005, until March 12, 2007, when she began hosting her own half-hour lifestyle broadcast titled News 4 You. The program was part of WNBC's way to boost ratings and features numerous stories from the consumer, health, and entertainment worlds.
On September 10, 2007, WNBC chose to eliminate News 4 You. The station brought back a newscast from 5:30-6:00 anchored by Sue Simmons and Michael Gargiulo. The station also removed a second showing of Crosswords at 4:30 and airs Access Hollywood, followed by Extra, before the newscast. Peltz continued to report both for WNBC and for NBC Network on people who were making a difference.
In 2008, Peltz left WNBC to attend medical school.
Peltz graduated from The Dalton School in New York City, and then went on to Brown University for college and then to Columbia for a masters in Public Health.
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