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Barry Rex Petersen

news correspondent

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.


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


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


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.


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


  • Other Interests

    Sailing, travel, international real estate.


Married Sandra H. Petersen, June 7, 1971 (divorced December 1984). Children: Emily Jensine, Juliette Rose. Married Jan Chorlton, February 14, 1985.

Kermit Petersen

Mavis Lucille (Sutton) Petersen

Sandra H. Petersen

Jan Chorlton

Emily Jensine Petersen

Juliette Rose Petersen