Peter Burke 2021

Peter Burke


Digital Executive Producer

Peter Burke returns for a second stint of duty in West Palm Beach.

Peter first came to South Florida in October 2005 and spent almost three years writing breaking news stories for, the ABC affiliate in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market.

After leaving to become managing editor of, the website for the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach, in September 2008, Peter returned to WPLG in early 2014. He served as managing editor of from April 2014 until February 2020.

Peter has been helping to keep South Florida informed during some of the most important and, often, tragic events in recent history, including the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting in 2017 and the Parkland school shooting in 2018.

Among the fonder moments of his professional career were interviewing such celebrities as Burt Reynolds and William Shatner and covering numerous sporting events, including the College Football Playoff National Championship games in Tampa and South Florida and Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium in 2020.

In addition to being a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Peter also serves on the National Selection Committee for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the top receiver in college football.

Peter graduated from Florida State University in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in film studies. He proudly serves on the boards of the Palm Beach County Seminole Club and the College of Communication & Information at FSU.

When he isn't working, Peter enjoys watching his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars, cheering on the FSU Seminoles in all sports, singing all the karaoke classics and spending time with his wife, Lauren, and two sons, Andrew and Ryan.