Pete Zervakis joined the TODAY'S TMJ 4 team as a reporter in January 2016 and is thrilled to be living in Milwaukee.
Before moving to the Brew City, Pete worked as a reporter at WKOW-TV in Madison. He also spent two and a half years reporting and anchoring at WXOW-TV in La Crosse.
During his time in southwestern Wisconsin, Pete was recognized by the Wisconsin State Bar Association for his wall to wall coverage of the month-long, double homicide trial of Eric Koula. He also received a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award for his part in WXOW-TV's coverage of La Crosse County's growing heroin problem.
Before moving to Wisconsin, Pete interned at WLS-TV in Chicago, as well as at WCBS-TV in New York City and WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois.
Pete graduated with Highest Campus-Wide Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a student, he worked as a reporter and anchor at the university's cable television station, UI-7 News. Pete also reported for both the sports and features desks at The Daily Illini, an independent, student-run newspaper at the University of Illinois.
Outside of the newsroom, Pete enjoys working out. He is also a constant reader of political news and history books, and remains involved with the Chicago-based PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation, which awards academic scholarships to Greek-American students.
Pete can always be found cheering on his beloved Fighting Illini sports teams and, as a former soccer player, is a huge fan of English Premier League squad Chelsea FC.
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