Peter began his working life as an actor, but got his first break as a presenter on commercial radio in Bradford. Spells at Radio City in Liverpool, Radio Aire and BBC Radio Leeds followed before Peter made his television debut.
As a respected presenter on Look North in Leeds, Peter was asked to become the main news anchor for the new BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region in 2002. He presents both the 18:30 programme and the late Look North at 22:30.
Peter has also recently revived his acting skills and has made guest appearances in Still Open All Hours.