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Benjamin Peters

Jefferson City, Mo.
Statehouse Reporter, The Missouri Times

Statehouse reporter for @MissouriTimes, @missouristate alum, Kansas City Chiefs fan and BBQ lover for life.

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Ben Peters joined KRCG 13 in May of 2014 as a morning show producer, and quickly worked his way up the ladder in his short tenure.

Ben discovered his passion for journalism after transferring from Lincoln University to Missouri State in 2009, when he walked into an introduction to journalism cour...

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@BenjaminDPeters — 833 followers, 5,495 tweets

@thebrandunn @KurtEricksonPD I accept. @thebrandunn will be a great fit to the panel. @KurtEricksonPD will strongly represent the ham caucus
@KurtEricksonPD Is it to start the Great Sandwich Debate of 2018 yet? I would like a panel of experts, I'm willing to moderate the debate.
@pnthomas You know... I'll be honest - most of their deliveries might be because of myself or @therachdunn. I love me some Sub Shop.
So, I'm guessing this was the plan the Governor had planned to discuss on his canceled tax reform tour this week. Very interested to get my hands on this plan. 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was working at Missouri State University's The Standard as a news reporter. I was paid 20 bucks per article.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

My parents had one that I used to play with when I was a child. I would put on glasses and pretend to be Clark Kent.

How is social media changing news?

News is released faster than ever. The problem is trying to get the news out first and doing it accurately. Today's demands make it harder.