Peter Alexander Biography
Peter Marvin Alexander is an American Journalist who currently works for NBC News. He was named NBC News White House correspondent in December 2012. In October 2018, he was named co-anchor of Today on its Saturday editions. His reports appear across all platforms of NBC News, including NBC Nightly News, Today, Meet the press, Dateline NBC, MSNBC and NBCNews.com. He shares duties alongside Kristen Welker both as the network’s co-chief White house Correspondent and as co-anchor of Weekend Today, the Saturday edition of Today.
How old is Peter Alexander? – Age
The American Journalist is 44 years old as of 29th July 2020. He was born in 1976 in Oakland, California, United States.
Who are Peter Alexander Parents? – Father and Mother
The Journalist was born to a Jewish family as the son of Terry Alexander his mother and David Alexander, an attorney his lovely father. Sadly, his parents are divorced.
Peter Alexander Siblings
The journalist was raised with his three siblings. He has two younger twin siblings. The twin siblings were born in 4th February 1979. They are namely; Kevin Alexander and Rebecca Alexander, who has Usher Syndrome type III. By his father, he has a half-sister, Lauren. His sister Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist living in New York City.
Peter Alexander Education
The American Journalist is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill school of Journalism.
Who is Peter Alexander Married to? – Spouse
The Journalist is a married man. He is married to Alison Starling, who is an anchor at WJLA-TV, an ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. The couple tied knot on 21st April 2012. The two happily lives together. They have resides in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. They are proud parents of two wonderful daughters.
Peter Alexander in NBC News
The American Journalist started his career at NBC News in 2004. Since arriving at NBC News, he has covered many 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 Strip, 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.
The journalist has covered numerous breaking news events, including anchoring live coverage of the “Miracle on the Hudson” and the Virginia Tech shooting.
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 Winter Olympics.
Alexander served as a White House correspondent from 2012 to March 2014. He covered the presidency of Barack Obama, traveling across the world with the president. As Alexander is based in Washing, D.C., he still frequently reports from the White House.
On March 20, 2020, he attended a live White House briefing held on steps the federal and state governments were undertaking to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States. President Donald Trump stated he had a “good feeling” and was “hopeful” about the potential effectiveness against coronavirus of certain older drug therapies such as chloroquine that have been effective on other conditions. Alexander asked: “Is it possible that your impulse to put a positive spin on things may be giving Americans a false sense of hope?” President Trump answered that it was important to communicate hopeful therapies that are being investigated. Alexander further questioned the president: “What do you say to Americans who are scared though? I guess, nearly 200 dead, 14,000 who are sick, millions, as you witnessed, who are scared right now. What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?” Trump replied, “I say that you are a terrible reporter, that’s what I say. I think it’s a very nasty question. I think it’s a very bad signal that you are putting out to the American people. They’re looking for answers and they’re looking for hope. And you’re doing sensationalism.” Some news organizations and commentators harshly criticized this response to what they described as a “softball question.”
The journalist had previously been filling in on the show for Craig Melvin, who recently left his role as co-host of the Saturday morning version of Today to join the weekday edition and continue his hosting duties on MSNBC Live With Craig Melvin. He will continue his roles of a national correspondent and a White House correspondent.
Peter Alexander Net worth
The American Journalist has an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of 2021.