Pat Peterson

News Director

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Pat Peterson was born in San Antonio, raised in Slidell, Louisiana, and started his television news career at WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Pat has also worked at stations in Huntsville, Alabama, Gulfport and spent much of his 23-year broadcasting career at the CBS affiliate in Mobile. He’s won several Associated Press awards and was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for his work on an animal cruelty and neglect investigation.

Pat is very excited about making Meridian his home, learning more about the people and the culture here and is thrilled to be part of the amazing, WTOK news team.

Pat is a huge sports fan and cheers for Southern Miss, the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys. He’ll also become a Mississippi State fan soon because that’s where his beautiful and talented daughter, Julian, plans to go after graduating high school.

On his off days, Pat enjoys traveling, exploring new places, reading and writing.



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