Peter was appointed in July 2022 and oversees PAW operations, including editorial content and strategy for print and digital. He was previously at USA TODAY for 19 years, serving in several roles, including as deputy managing editor of sports. He has also worked as an editor and reporter at the New York Daily News, Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, Asbury Park Press, and Los Angeles Times. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, and remains a Californian at heart.