Peter Alexander Bio, Wiki
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.
Alexander is the Saturday co-anchor for Today alongside Kristen Welker and Dylan Dreyer, but he also continues as an NBC News national correspondent based in Washington, D.C. and a White House correspondent. His sister Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist living in New York City.
Peter Alexander Age
He was born on July 29, 1976, in Oakland, California, U.S.
Peter Alexander Family
Peter Alexander was born to a Jewish family. He is the son of Terry (née Pink) and David Alexander, an attorney, who are divorced. He has two younger twin siblings (born February 4, 1979): Kevin Alexander and psychotherapist Rebecca Alexander, who has Usher syndrome type III. By his father, he has a half-sister, Lauren. Alexander is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Peter Alexander Career
Alexander 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 Galápagos 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.
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.
Peter Alexander White House correspondent
Peter Alexander served as a White House correspondent from 2012 to March 2014. He covered the Presidency of Barack Obama, traveling all across the world with the president.
He is an NBC News national correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He still frequently reports from the White House and anchors on MSNBC.
Peter Alexander Weekend Today
Peter Alexander 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 as a national correspondent and a White House correspondent.
Peter Alexander Wife (Alison Starling)
On April 21, 2012, Alexander married Alison Starling, an anchor at WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.’s ABC affiliate). The couple have two children and lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C.
President Trump Tirant on Peter Alexander
On Friday, March 20th, President Donald Trump excoriated an NBC News correspondent as a “terrible reporter” on after he asked the president to calm Americans who were scared because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“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,” Alexander asked. “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?”
“I say that you’re a terrible reporter,” Trump said. “That’s what I say. I think that’s a very nasty question.”
“The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope, and you’re doing sensationalism,” Trump said.
If Americans are scared, it’s because they see a President acting like a five-year-old when asked a straightforward question by Peter Alexander. #WorstPresidentScenario pic.twitter.com/IwqAaEL7vV
— @TheDailyEdge on Universeodon (@TheDailyEdge) March 20, 2020
Peter Alexander Quick Fact
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
Alison Starling (m. 2012)
|Parent(s)||David and Terry Alexander|