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Cory Peeler - Broadcast Journalism

Posted October 7, 2019
By Maria Jutton, Dean's Communications Fellow

Cory Peeler has spent his time at South Carolina telling stories on camera as a broadcast journalism major and on stage through his theater minor. After anchoring newscasts at his middle school and high school, he chose to study broadcast because of the university’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. At South Carolina, Peeler likes that faculty challenge him to take a broad spectrum of J-school classes, not just those within his major.

“I’ve realized that they all go hand-in-hand and that each major can help each other,” he says.

In summer 2018, Peeler landed his first internship at Seacrest Studios at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. As an intern, he created his own hour-long show that was broadcast weekly to hospitalized children.

Peeler also interned for CBS Sunday Morning in summer 2019. CBS selects only 50 students nationwide for internships, and the interns are divided into groups and assigned to the network’s various shows. He worked directly under producers and was responsible for researching information for pieces they wanted to pursue. Peeler also shadowed people in different roles for the network and attended tapings every Sunday morning. He was even chosen to be on camera during a segment on escape rooms. You can watch his CBS package Resilience through Rhythm.

After graduation, Peeler would like to return to New York City to pursue a career in national network news. He also loves acting and believes that broadcast journalism and theatre complement each other.

“In both of those fields, you’re a storyteller,” he says. “Even though in theater most stories are fiction, you’re still telling a story.”

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Maria Jutton

 Maria Jutton is a fourth-year journalism student and Dean's Communications Fellow at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is especially passionate about international communications and will pursue overseas work after she graduates in May 2020.

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