Pete Zervakis joined News 19 as a Multimedia Journalist in July of 2011. Prior to making the move to La Crosse, he interned at WLS-TV, the ABC owned and operated station in Chicago, Ill., as well as at WCBS-TV in New York City and WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill.
Pete was then promoted to Weekend Anchor in January, 2012. He can be seen at the desk Saturdays at 6pm and 10pm, as well as Sundays at 10pm.
Pete graduated with Highest, Campus-Wide Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism in May, 2011. As a student, he worked as a reporter and anchor at the university's cable television station, UI-7 News.
While in Champaign, Pete also reported for both the sports and features desks at The Daily Illini, an independent, student-run newspaper at the University of Illinois. He covered the Illinois varsity baseball and football teams, and also served as the paper's first ever health & wellness columnist.
Outside of the newsroom, Pete enjoys working out. He is also a constant reader of political news and history books, particularly Greek history books, and is enthralled by Alexander the Great.
Pete can always be found cheering on his beloved Fighting Illini basketball team and, as a former soccer player, is a huge fan of English Premier League squads Aston Villa and Chelsea FC.
Feel free to send Pete your comments and story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.