Peter graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in history and politics despite mainly sleeping, eating tomato soup and drinking too much Sainsbury's own brand wine whilst there.
He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York, where after forgetting to wear make-up for one of his TV reports he was memorably described by an ABC News executive as "the white kid from Hell." He also wrote his first article for The Portadown Times aged 12. Yes, he was one of THOSE children.
After working for Newsnight, BBC Washington, Question Time, Sky News and a certain public service radio programme fronted by a somewhat rotund presenter on a rival network, Peter decided his destiny lay with the good people of UTV, and started his dastardly masterplan of working his way into Havelock House.
His lifetime ambition is to buy a full-priced sofa from DFS.