Perri Peltz Biography
Perri Peltz is an American broadcast journalist. She then worked for ABC’s 20/20 for two years until she moved to CNN where she stayed
until 2002. Peltz left CNN to produce a feature film, Knights of the South Bronx starring Ted Danson. The film was based on the real-life story of a middle school chess team from the South Bronx that became national chess champions. The film aired on the A&E Network.
Perri Peltz Education
He graduated from The Dalton School in New York City, and then went to Brown University and then to Columbia for a Masters in Public Health. In 2008, she left WNBC to attend medical school.
Perri Peltz Career
She then worked for ABC’s 20/20 for two years until she moved to CNN where she stayed until 2002.Peltz left CNN to produce a feature film, Knights of the South Bronx starring Ted Danson. The film was based on the real-life story of a middle school chess team from the South Bronx that became national chess champions. The film aired on the A&E Network.
Peltz then went to work for the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. Robin Hood is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty. While at Robin Hood, Peltz wanted to tell the stories of the people who were working on the front lines in the war against poverty.
In 2005 she rejoined WNBC after a nine-year absence to co-anchor Live at Five with Sue Simmons. She returned to WNBC to report on those people and the differences they were making. She also anchored Live at Five with Sue Simmons from 31 May 2005, until 12 March 2007, when she began hosting her own half-hour lifestyle broadcast titled News 4 You. The program was part of WNBC’s attempt to boost ratings and features stories from the consumer, health and entertainment worlds.
On 10 September 2007, WNBC canceled News 4 You. Peltz continued to report both for WNBC and for NBC Network on people who were making a difference. Peltz co-produced and co-directed the documentary Prison Dogs, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Perri Peltz News
Digital news startup Axios is moving into longform television after striking a deal with HBO to produce documentary specials.
The company, which was set up in 2016 by Mike Allen (pictured), Jim VandeHei and Roy Schwartz, is to produce a limited documentary series of news-oriented specials, starting with the midterm elections.
Emmy winner Matthew O’Neill (Baghdad ER) and Perri Peltz (Warning: This Drug May Kill You) will direct and produce and work with Axios journalists to highlight the week ahead in politics, business and technology – and the big topics shaping the future.
The docs will be HBO’s latest move to cover the news and politics; it has aired over 250 episodes of Vice News Tonight and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is in its fifth season.