Peabody Award-winner Peter Breslow is the senior producer for NPR's newsmagazine Weekend Edition. He has been with the program since September 1992, when he returned to NPR after a one-year William Benton fellowship at the University of Chicago. Before the Benton fellowship, Breslow was a producer for NPR's All Thing's Considered. He joined NPR in 1982 as a production assistant for that show.
Breslow has reported and produced from around the country and the world including Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Somalia, Bosnia, Panama, Nicaragua and the South Pole. Before coming to NPR, Breslow worked as a freelance writer and English teacher and traveled extensively throughout South America. In 1981, he sojourned briefly as a scriptwriter and outdoor commentator for the Enterprise Radio Sports Network, a short-lived, all-sports network based in Hartford, Connecticut.
Among Breslow's awards are three Overseas Press Club awards: 1999 for NPR's Kosovo Coverage, 1998 for Israel at 50, and 1989 for Homecoming: Return to Vietnam, a two-part series he produced with journalist and All Things Considered commentator Duc Nguyen. Additional awards include a share of the 2002 duPont-Columbia Award for NPR's coverage of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan and the 2003 duPont-Columbia Award for NPR's coverage of the war in Iraq; the 1992 Benton Fellowship in Broadcast Journalism; a 1991 gold Cindy Award from the Association of Visual Communicators for Grapes of Wrath, a radio documentary revisiting John Steinbeck's America; and a 1986 Silver Cindy Award for a series of documentaries on rock climbing.
Breslow also won a coveted Peabody Award for his 1988 series of reports, Cowboys on Everest. Microphone in hand, Breslow joined members of the Wyoming Centennial Expedition as they scaled the snow and ice up 23,000 feet on Mount Everest's North Ridge.
The expedition took three months to complete-one month was spent getting to Everest and back, which required trekking overland across Tibet, and enduring an earthquake, landslides, and a bridge collapse.
A native of River Edge, New Jersey, Breslow is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.