Know About Peter Alexander; Sister, Wife, Height, Education, NBC

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Published Date: 29 Mar, 2020 Updated date: 29 Mar, 2020

Besides his 16-year-long reporting stint at NBC, Peter Alexander enjoys equal bliss in his personal life. He is a married man and shares two beautiful children with his American television news anchor and journalist wife.

Peter Alexander, an American journalist, currently works for NBC News. He previously served as a White House correspondent at the network from 2012 to 2014.

Insights on Peter Alexander’s Bio & Family: Age, Parents, Sister, Height, Education

The 43-years-of-age media personality was born as Peter Marvin Alexander on 29 July 1976, in a Jewish family in Oakland, California, the United States. He is among the three children of his parents, David Alexander, an attorney, and Terry Alexander. Peter’s parents have parted ways from one another with a divorce some time ago.

Peter’s family includes his two younger twin siblings: brother Kevin Alexander, and sister Rebecca Alexander, who were born on 4 February 1979. His sister, Rebecca, is a psychotherapist and an author.  Likewise, he has a half-sister from his father’s side named Lauren.

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Peter Alexander with his sister Rebecca Alexander at the Today show on 20 September 2014 (Picture: Peter’s Twitter)

Standing tall at a decent height, Peter was passionate about media and journalism from his young age. Following that, he decided to pursue his education in the same field. Firstly, he attended Head-Royce School, located in his hometown of Oakland. Later on, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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His NBC Career

Peter Alexander joined the NBC network in 2004. Following that, he covered many international stories including Iraq’s historic election in 2005, the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and the tsunami in Indonesia. Additionally, he has filed reports from Afghanistan, the Galápagos Islands, Gaza Strip, Israel, Laos, and Mexico.

Furthermore, Peter has covered a handful of breaking news events like the live coverage of the Miracle on the Hudson and the Virginia Tech shooting. Besides, he also reported on the international controversy that surrounded WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, in 2010.

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Peter Alexander alongside his Today show co-host Kristen Welker on 21 March 2020 (Picture: Peter’s Instagram)

Peter also served as a White House correspondent from 2012 to March 2014, covering the Presidency of Barack Obama. He is also a Saturday co-anchor for Today alongside Kristen Welker, Dylan Dreyer, and previously, Sheinelle Jones. He joined the Today show in October 2018.

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What Is Peter Alexander’s Salary?

Given his long career with the NBC network, Peter Alexander is entitled to earn a hefty professional net worth. While his salary remains confined to date, the data from Payscale shows that the average salary for NBC News anchor reads as $70,516. The earning can range from $35k to $193k.

While Peter is involved with the network in many ways, he definitely bags a lot more than what the average sum suggests. He continues his work as NBC News correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and his reports appear across all platforms of NBC News including NBC Nightly News, Today, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, and NBCNews.com.

Peter Alexander’s Wife, Children

The prominent journalist is a married man! And more importantly, he has found a perfect match as his fiancé is also involved with the media and journalism.

Peter married his wife, Alison Starling, on 21 April 2012 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Alison is an anchor at WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.’s ABC affiliate). The couple began dating in 2009 and shared the engagement rings two years later. Soon, they decided to walk down the aisle together and start their own family.

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Peter Alexander with his wife and two daughters on 28 October 2019 (Picture: Peter’s Instagram)

After sharing the wedding vows, the media couple gave birth to their first child, a baby girl named Ava Starling Alexander on 23 July 2013. Later on 16 June 2015, they were blessed with another daughter named Emma Pink Alexander. As of now, the family resides happily in the suburbs of Washington D.C.

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Some Interesting Facts About Peter Alexander

  • Peter’s recognizable works also include 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.
  • He got 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.
  • Peter also bagged Emmy nominations for his work in 2010 and 2011.
  • Peter had previously been filling in on the Weekend Today show for Craig Melvin, who left his role as co-host of the Saturday morning version of Today in 2018. 
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