Mary Pflum Peterson is a multi-Emmy-Award-winning television journalist. Her work has taken her to warzones in Afghanistan, royal weddings in London, papal funerals in Rome, Hurricane-Katrina-ravaged streets in New Orleans, Opera Balls in Vienna, Presidential campaign trails in middle America, and backstage at the Oscars. Pflum Peterson's work has been broadcast to millions on CNN, ABC, and NBC. Her posts have included New York, Atlanta, Berlin and Istanbul. Interviewees have included President Obama, Chelsea Clinton, Newt Gingrich, then-Pakistani-Prime-Minister-Sharif, George Clooney, Mary Tyler Moore and Jennifer Lopez. From 1996 to 2001, Pflum Peterson was an on-camera reporter for CNN, reporting for CNN Newsroom and CNN International. In 1999, Pflum Peterson moved to Turkey, where she served as CNN Turk Bureau Chief and spent more than two years living in and reporting on earthquakes, primate struggling, the rise of Hezbollah and unrest throughout the Middle East. Pflum Peterson is additionally an accomplished print journalist. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Milwaukee Journal, More Magazine, and Jezebel. Pflum Peterson is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, a duPont Award, a Peabody Award, a Writers' Guild of America (WGA) Award, and two Edward R. Murrow Awards.
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**Mary Pflum Peterson has covered the Met Ball every year since 2013 - This was her favorite year**
**Mary Pflum Peterson is the 'inventor' of the now-long-running tradition - it was her germ of an idea at a show Ideas meeting that kicked it all off - Kevin Hart's year of hosting took the annual event to a whole new level of fun**
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