Pete Zervakis anchors 'TMJ4 News Today' at 4:30am every weekday on TMJ4.
He originally joined the TMJ4 team as a reporter in January 2016, and is thrilled to still 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, llinois.
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 is an active member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee. He also 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.
Email Pete your story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow him on Twitter at @PeteZervakisTV.