Joe Peyronnin

Hofstra Journalism Professor

Joe Peyronnin is an associate journalism professor at Hofstra University and an adjunct journalism professor at New York University. He also is an investor and adviser to new media companies. In 1999 he founded Telemundo Network News and led it as its Executive Vice President until 2006. There he created and launched several news programs, including Sin Fronteras, Noticiero Telemundo Fin De Semana, Enfoque, and A Rojo Vivo. He led Telemundo to its first national Emmy Award for its round the clock coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Before Telemundo, he served as a media and communications consultant at Osgood, O'Donnell & Walsh. In 1995-96 he was President of Fox News, where he put together the core organization of what would become the Fox News Channel. Prior to that, Peyronnin served six years, 1989-1995, as Vice President and Assistant to the President CBS News, the division's number two executive, where he oversaw global newsgathering and news programming, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, The CBS Evening News, Sunday Morning and CBS This Morning. From 1987-89 Peyronnin served as CBS News Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, the news organization's largest bureau. From 1979-86 he worked for The CBS Evening News as the senior Washington producer, and earlier a producer, where he regularly covered the White House, Congress, political conventions and national elections. He also covered major international assignments, including all US-Soviet summits, Economic summits, Israel's 1981 invasion of Lebanon, President Reagan's 1984 trip to China and a series of 1984 reports from inside the Soviet Union. Peyronnin began his career at CBS in 1970 as a local news producer and assignment editor in Chicago. He has received three journalism awards, including two Emmys. He appeared in 1994 edition of Who's Who in America, and, in 2011, he received an award from Llamba Pi Eta, the National Communications honorary society. Peyronnin is currently Executive Vice Chairman of the Mental Health Association of New York City board of directors, which honored him in 2004. He is Trustee at Gracie Square Hospital in New York City, and a former Trustee of Columbia College Chicago. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He holds an MBA degree from the Walter Heller School of Business at Roosevelt University, Chicago, and a BA from Columbia College Chicago. He lives in NYC with his wife and daughter.

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