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Barry Rex Petersen

Barry Rex Petersen, American news correspondent. Recipient Investigative Reporting award Wisconsin Press Association, 1973, National Emmy award, 1994, 97, World gold medal radio breaking news New York Festivals, 1999, Edward R. Murrow award, 2004. Member Foreign Corrs. Club Japan, Foreign Club of China.

Background

  • Petersen, Barry Rex was born on January 14, 1949 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Kermit and Mavis Lucille (Sutton) Petersen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1970. Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1972.

    Career

    • Sports columnist Sidney (Montana) Herald, 1964-1966. City hall reporter Arlington Heights (Illinois) Day, 1968-1969. Columnist, copy editor Chicago Today, 1970-1971.

      Public Daily Northwestern, Evanston, Illinois, 1970-1971. Reporter Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal, 1971-1972. Investigative reporter Station WITI-television, Milwaukee, 1972-1974.

      Reporter, anchor Station Washburn Crosby Company -television, Minneapolis, 1974-1978. Correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News, Los Angeles, 1978-1981, San Francisco, 1981-1985, Tokyo, 1986-1988, Moscow, 1988-1990, London, 1991-1995, Tokyo, since 1995. President AFRTA, Milwaukee, 1973-1974.

      Josephine B. and Newton N. Minow visiting professor in communications Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1991.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member Foreign Corrs. Club Japan, Foreign Club of China.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, travel, international real estate.

    Connections

    • Married Sandra H. Petersen, June 7, 1971 (divorced December 1984). Children: Emily Jensine, Juliette Rose. Married Jan Chorlton, February 14, 1985.
    • father: Kermit Petersen
    • mother: Mavis Lucille (Sutton) Petersen
    • spouses: Sandra H. Petersen
    • Jan Chorlton
    • children: Emily Jensine Petersen
    • Juliette Rose Petersen
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    Born January 14, 1949
    (age 68)
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    • 1970
      Northwestern University
    • 1972
      Northwestern University
    • 1964 - 1966
      Sports columnist Sidney (Montana) Herald
    • 1968 - 1969
      city hall reporter Arlington Heights (Illinois) Day
    • 1970 - 1971
      public Daily Northwestern
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      columnist
    • 1971 - 1972
      reporter Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal
    • 1972 - 1974
      investigative reporter Station WITI-television
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      reporter
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News
    • 1981 - 1985
      correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1988 - 1990
      correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News
      Moscow, Idaho, United States
    • 1991 - 1995
      correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1995
      correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News
      Tokyo, Japan
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