Peter Alexander (journalist)
|Born||Peter Marvin Alexander
July 29, 1976
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Spouse(s)||Alison Starling (2012–present)|
|Children||Ava Starling Alexander (b. 2013)
Emma Pink Alexander (b. 2015)
|Parent(s)||David and Terry Alexander|
|Relatives||Rebecca Alexander (sister)|
Peter Marvin Alexander  (born July 29, 1976) is an American journalist working for NBC News. 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, Dateline NBC, MSNBC and NBCNews.com. He is now an NBC News national correspondent based in Washington, D.C. but he also continues as a White House correspondent. His sister Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist living in New York City.
Alexander was born on July 29, 1976 to mother Terry Alexander (née Pink) in Oakland, California, and his father David Alexander, who is an attorney. He has two younger twin siblings in psychotherapist Rebecca Alexander (born February 4, 1979) in Oakland, California, and lawyer Daniel Alexander (born February 4, 1979) in Oakland, California. Alexander's parents are divorced. His sister has Usher syndrome type III. By his father, he has a half-sister Lauren. Alexander is a graduate from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.
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.
White House correspondent
Alexander served as a White House correspondent from 2012 to March 2014.
He covered President Barack Obama's White House. He traveled all across the world with the President.
He is now an NBC News national correspondent based in Washington, D.C.. He still frequently reports from the White House and anchors on MSNBC.
On April 21, 2012 Alexander married Alison Starling, an anchor at WJLA-TV (Washington, DC's ABC affiliate). The couple welcomed their first child, Ava Starling Alexander, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. On December 11, 2014, the Washington Post noted that Alexander and his wife were expecting the couple's second child. On June 16, 2015, his wife gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Emma Pink Alexander.
They live outside of Washington, DC.
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.
- "Annual Commencement/Northwestern University". Archive.org.
- Staff (March 10, 2011). "Peter Alexander". NBC News. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- "How Rebecca Alexander Navigates Life in New York While Going Deaf and Blind -- New York Magazine". NYMag.com.
- "Peter M Alexander, Born 07/29/1976 in California - CaliforniaBirthIndex.org". californiabirthindex.org.
- "Ready for the Spotlight: Rebecca Alexander Shares Her Story of Living with Usher Syndrome - Eye on the Cure". blindness.org.
- "Lighthouse International - Rebecca Alexander". lighthouse.org.
- "Rebecca Ann Alexander, Born 02/04/1979 in California - CaliforniaBirthIndex.org". californiabirthindex.org.
- "Kevin Daniel Alexander, Born 02/04/1979 in California - CaliforniaBirthIndex.org". californiabirthindex.org.
- Staff (March 10, 2011). "Peter Alexander". NBC News. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
- Announced on WJLA-TV's 5 pm news broadcast, 7/23/13.
- Helena Andrews (11 December 2014). "WJLA news anchor Alison Starling is pregnant with her second child". Washington Post.
- "ABC 7 anchor Alison Starling gives birth to a baby girl". WJLA.
- Database (undated). "Awards for Peter Alexander". Retrieved June 6, 2012.