Peter Maer, who began his broadcast career at WGNU and WIBV on the East Side, spent nearly 35 years as a White House correspondent, working for the Mutual, NBC and CBS Networks. Before he left St. Louis at his career’s beginning, he also worked at WEW and KSHE. His national news reporting won numerous accolades including three Murrow Awards, the Scripps-Howard Award, the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award. He’s a member of the SPJ Hall of Fame and received the St. Louis Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award. Maer is a Mass Comm graduate of SIU-Edwardsville where he later served as commencement speaker and received an Honorary Doctorate Degree.