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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 — 779 followers, 5,399 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

Dozens lining the hallways and entrance to the board of ed meeting. Reporters told there will be no open part of the meeting, but will be a conference after. #moleg

Nov 20, 2017

Just in case anyone needed some cheer today. One of the reasons to love working in the Capitol. #MoLeg

Nov 19, 2017

RT @adamteicher: Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker just made back to back 50-yard field goals into a significant wind. Keep that in mind…

Nov 17, 2017

RT @SenatorNasheed: My statement on the Missouri Housing Development Commission’s decision to cancel state tax credits for low-income h…

Nov 17, 2017

Sen. @walshgina weighs in on Gov. @EricGreitens' decision regarding the low income housing tax credit. - #moleg

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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.