Washington D.C. Reporter
After a stint in the Peace Corps in The Gambia, Peter moved to San Francisco and spent a couple of years working in construction and bar tending. After tiring of that, he took an internship with the local NPR affiliate, KQED-FM, and learned to love reporting for the radio. The editors there let him cover everything from city hall to environmental stories to Oakland crime. From San Francisco, Peter moved to Washington, D.C. where he’s been for a number of years. He’s covered Congress for dozens of public radio stations on a freelance basis and contributed to various magazines and newspapers. Before joining APRN, Peter was the political producer for NPR’s midday call-in program Talk of the Nation. That position came with the blessing and curse of being Political Junkie Ken Rudin’s producer. Peter holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Kansas.
Since becoming a professional journalist, Peter has always worked in public media. When he decided to pursue journalism full time, he ruled out commercial television and radio because neither seemed to offer the opportunity to offer the context and color that public radio does.
pgranitz (at) alaskapublic (dot) org