Peter Breslow 2010 i
Doby Photography/NPR
Peter Breslow 2010
Doby Photography/NPR

Peter Breslow

Senior Producer, Weekend Edition

Peabody Award-winner Peter Breslow is a senior producer for NPR's newsmagazine Weekend Edition. He has been with the program since 1992. Prior to that, he was a producer for NPR's All Thing's Considered.

Breslow has reported and produced from around the country and the world from Mt. Everest to the South Pole. During his career he has covered military conflicts in a half dozen countries, had his microphone splattered with rattlesnake venom and played hockey underwater. For six years he was the supervising senior producer of Weekend Edition Saturday, managing that program's news coverage.

Over the years, Breslow has been honored with three Overseas Press Club awards: 1989 for Homecoming: Return to Vietnam, 1998 for Israel at 50 and 1999 for NPR's Kosovo Coverage. Among his other awards are a share of the 2002 duPont-Columbia Award for NPR's coverage of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan; and the 2003 duPont-Columbia Award for NPR's coverage of the war in Iraq. He also received a William Benton Fellowship in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Chicago.

In 1988, Breslow won a coveted Peabody Award for his series of reports, Cowboys on Everest. Microphone in hand, he joined members of the Wyoming Centennial Expedition as they scaled the snow and ice up 23,000 feet on Mount Everest's North Ridge.

A native of River Edge, New Jersey, Breslow worships Muddy Waters, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and an Eagle Scout.

[+] read more[-] less

A small boat navigates through the narrows of the Amazon River delta near Belem, Brazil. Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images

Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/483133107/483499891" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Over 33 years of playing pickup basketball, Breslow has broken his nose, cracked ribs, torn muscles and sprained ankles. Niki Walker/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Niki Walker/NPR

Friendships And Fractures: 30 Years Of Pickup Basketball

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/462246252/462481163" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Soccer buddies Lahis Maria Ramos Veras, 14 (left), and Milena Medeiros dos Santos, 16, don't let taunts keep them from playing. Lahis goes by the nickname "Lala." Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Lianne Milton for NPR

Mean Boys Can't Keep Girls Off The Soccer Field: #15Girls

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/446873862/448981078" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A trainer at a beachfront gym is ready to work his clients. He calls himself Van Damme. Peter Breslow/For NPR hide caption

toggle caption Peter Breslow/For NPR

Postcard From Freetown: On The Beach, Life — And Dreams — Go On

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/355119205/355564112" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The women of the Afghan National Cycling Federation team train outside Kabul, the capital. They face poor road conditions, terrible traffic, lots of gawking and even threats of violence in pursuit of their sport. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Peter Breslow/NPR

Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/308353109/308899344" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mohammed al Hariri is known as the mafia don of the Zaatari Refugee camp. He is the man who gets things done. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Peter Breslow/NPR

The Don Who's Taken Charge Of Jordan's Biggest Refugee Camp

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/201153551/202010996" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Starry-Eyed In Arizona Observe The Heavens

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156772238/156772355" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A warm-up band at Gip's Place features a rookie harmonica player. Patrick Barry/Courtesy of Blue Llama Studios hide caption

toggle caption Patrick Barry/Courtesy of Blue Llama Studios

Gip's Place: A Blues Lover's Dream

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136497027/136526511" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gadhafi graffiti Peter Breslow hide caption

toggle caption Peter Breslow

Rebel Art: Libyan Youth Find Outlet In Sketches, Song

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136036361/136084822" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Tyranny Of Ralph

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105243982/105719254" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Injured Veteran Reunites With Bomb Dog And Medic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/98189772/98240400" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript