Mary Pflum Peterson is a multi-Emmy-award-winning television journalist. Currently a producer at NBC News, where she oversees segments for the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and MSNBC, her work has taken her to the warzones of Afghanistan, to the flood-ravaged streets of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and to papal funerals, royal weddings, Academy Awards ceremonies and Presidential campaign trails.
Prior to joining NBC, Pflum Peterson was a lead producer at Good Morning America and was part of the team that took GMA to number one in the highly-competitive morning show ratings race. Pflum Peterson began her career at CNN, where she traveled the world as an international on-camera reporter and producer and served as Istanbul Bureau Chief for CNN-Turk, an off-shoot of CNN. In 2016, her memoir, White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters (HarperCollins) twice hit the New York Times Bestseller List. The book was additionally named by Amazon a Most Memorable Memoir and is being developed as a feature film.
Pflum Peterson’s essays and articles have appeared in the Washington Post, More Magazine, the Boston Globe Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor and Jezebel. She is the recipient of five Emmy Awards, three Edward R. Murrow Awards, a duPont, a Peabody and a Writers’ Guild of America Award for Excellence in Feature Writing. Pflum Peterson and her husband are raising their four young children in Manhattan.