Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Alexander is a national correspondent for NBC News. His reporting appears across all platforms of NBC News and MSNBC, including “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” “Meet the Press,” "Dateline," and NBCNews.com.
His invaluable reporting on the current administration is often cited by other outlets, including his scoop on the White House rewriting President Trump’s immigration order and his early reporting on Andy Puzder withdrawing his nomination as labor secretary. Alexander’s real-time fact-check of President Trump at the first press conference drove headlines with a photo of the exchange featured above the fold on A1 of The New York Times the next day.
While covering the 2016 presidential campaign, Alexander reported from the trail of multiple GOP candidates and scored interviews with Govs. Kasich and Bush during pivotal moments in their campaigns.
Alexander served as a White House correspondent for NBC News from September 2012 to March 2014. Prior to joining the NBC News White House team, Alexander led the network’s on-the-ground coverage of the 2012 Republican presidential race, reporting from the trail on GOP nominee Mitt Romney through Election Day. Alexander’s reporting earned him recognition as one of POLITICO’s “10 Breakout Reporters of 2012.”
Since arriving at NBC News in 2004, Alexander has covered numerous international stories — from Iraq’s historic 2005 election to the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan and the tsunami in Indonesia.
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 a NBC Sports host and has covered the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, and the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.
Before NBC News, Alexander worked as the lead reporter and substitute evening anchor at KCPQ-TV in Seattle, Wash. During the 2000 presidential campaign and election, Alexander interviewed President George W. Bush, former Vice President Al Gore and Sen. John McCain. Prior to KCPQ-TV, Alexander worked at KHQ-TV in Spokane, Wash. and WKYT-TV in Lexington, Ky.
He also regularly report on the deeply personal story of his sister, Rebecca, who has Usher Syndrome, type III — a rare genetic disorder robbing her of her vision and her hearing.
A recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award, Alexander has also been recognized by the Associated Press, the Radio-Television News Directors Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Alexander graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. The Peter Alexander Scholarships, at Northwestern University, benefit bright and inquisitive international students with leadership qualities and an interest in journalism.
Alexander lives outside Washington, D.C. with his wife, WJLA-TV anchor Alison Starling and his two daughters.
Alexander is on Twitter at @PeterAlexander.