Joe Peyronnin is an investor and adviser to several digital media companies, and an associate journalism professor at Hofstra University, as well as an adjunct
journalism professor at NYU. He also Blogs for the Huffington Post, and maintains a personal website, www.joepeyronnin.blogspot.com
In 1999, he created and ran Telemundo’s
news division as its Executive Vice President until leaving in 2006. During his tenure he launched several programs, including "Noticiero Telemundo", "Al Rojo Vivo" and "Esta Manana". From 1995-1996, Peyronnin served as President of Fox News, where he built the core of the network news organization. For six years, 1989-1995, he
was Vice President and Assistant to the President CBS News, managing
newsgathering and all news programming, including “60 Minutes” and the "CBS Evening News." From 1987-1989,
he was Washington Bureau Chief for CBS News. From 1982-1986, he served as the Senior Washington Producer for The" CBS
Evening News", From 1979-1982 he was a producer in Washington, covering the White House, and has met every U.S. President from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush. He also covered the U.S. Congress, and served as a producer during several national political conventions and elections. Peyronnin's foreign assignments include the 1981 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and tours of duty in China, Japan, Russia (and the Soviet Union), Europe, Libya, Brazil, Columbia and Mexico. From 1970-1979, he was a CBS News producer and local news producer in Chicago.
He has won two Emmy Awards, including for Telemundo's coverage of the terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center in 2001. He shared in a Polk Award for CBS News' coverage of the Tiananmen Square student demonstrations in 1989. He appeared in the 1992 edition of "Who's Who in America". He received a special award from the Mental Health Association of New York City, 2004, and an award from the Lamba Pi Eta communications society, 2012. He served as a Trustee at Columbia College Chicago until 2012, and is currently a Trustee of Gracie Square Hospital,
in New York City, as well as Executive Vice Chair of the Board of the Mental Health Association of
NYC. He is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
He has an MBA from Roosevelt University, 1978, and a BA from Columbia College Chicago, 1970. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.