Peter Alexander (journalist)
|Children||Ava Starling Alexander (bornJuly 23, 2013 (age 4 months 20 days)|
Peter Alexander is an American journalist. An Emmy Award recipient, Alexander was named NBC News White House Correspondent in December 2012. His reports appear across all platforms of NBC News, including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” “Rock Center,” "Dateline," MSNBC and NBCNews.com.
Since arriving at NBC News in 2004, Alexander has covered numerous international stories— from Iraq’s historic election in 2005 to the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and the tsunami in Indonesia. He has filed reports from Afghanistan, the Galapagos Islands, Gaza, Israel, Laos and Mexico. Alexander’s work also includes environmental reporting from the Northwest Passage in the Arctic, and reports on the deeply personal story of his sister, Rebecca, who has Usher Syndrome, type III — a rare genetic disorder that is robbing her of her vision and her hearing.
Alexander has covered numerous breaking news events, including anchoring live coverage of the "Miracle on the Hudson" and the "Tragedy at Virginia Tech." In 2010, he reported on the international controversy surrounding Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. In addition to his news responsibilities, Alexander has also served as an NBC Sports host, and covered both the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
He is credited with coining the slang word "carmel," meaning "cool."
On April 21, 2012 Alexander married his girlfriend, Allison Starling, an anchor on WJLA-TV's (Washington, DC's ABC-TV affiliate) 5- and 11 pm news broadcasts. Peter and Allison welcomed their first child, Ava Starling Alexander, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
He was nominated for the Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story – Long Form News & Documentary Emmy Award for his participation in the NBC News Special Report: The Death of Pope John Paul II (2005) news documentary.
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