Peter Balonon-Rosen is an associate producer for Marketplace Weekend. He joined the Marketplace team in 2017. Peter serves as field-producer for Marketplace Weekend. He develops original show ideas, creative audio storytelling and digital content for the show.
Peter got his journalism start on public access TV. Peter covered labor and housing as an initial member of the news team at Somerville Community Access Television in Somerville, MA. Peter then entered the world of public radio at WBUR in Boston. He served as a multimedia education reporter in WBUR's newsroom. Peter's reporting on issues and innovation in Massachusetts education appeared on-air and online. His work contributed to a national series about racial disparities in suspension. That series won first prize for feature reporting from the Education Writers Association.
Looking to shake things up, Peter then packed his life into his car and headed to the Midwest. In Indiana, Peter served as a statewide education reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting, a collaboration of Indiana NPR member stations. His reporting focused on equity issues in education, school choice, students with disabilities and services for migrant workers. He also played in a band, toured and saw more of the country than he imagined. Peter's work has appeared online and on-air on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Here & Now.
Peter graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in American Studies and certificate in Film Studies. He grew up in Rochester, NY. When he's not in the newsroom, Peter enjoys playing music, arguing about who's the best Ramone (Dee Dee, duh) and consuming storytelling of all kinds.