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Hailed as the "Dean Of Anchors" by the Washington Post, Gordon Peterson worked for Channel 9/WUSA (also WTOP and WDVM) as news anchor for more than three decades before switching to rival Channel 7/WJLA after station management for the former station decided to cut his airtime. A US Marine officer, Peterson graduated from the College Of The Holy Cross and attended Georgetown University without finishing a degree program. He became news director for the WNEB radio station in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts, before moving to CBS's Boston affiliate, WEEI. Peterson arrived in Washington in the fall of 1969, working as a reporter for both WTOP radio and television, and within two years was named co-anchor with fellow staffer Max Robinson of "The Big News," which later evolved into "Eyewitness News." He would remain the main anchor at Channel 9, which latyer became WUSA, for 33 years amid many changes on and off-camera. For most of that period he co-anchored with Maureen Bunyan, with whom he was reunited on the 6 PM news on WJLA in December 2004. Peterson was an officer in the Marine Corps. He has received multiple Emmy Awards. He's also moderator and producer of the nationally-distributed political roundtable "Inside Washington." Peterson is an award-winning news anchor, reporter, writer, and producer whose documentary work has taken him to Northern Ireland, Israel, South Africa, Nicaragua, El Salvador, France, Rome, Cambodia, and Kuwait.