Peggy Finnegan

Co-Anchor Of Channel 11 News At 5 And 6 PM

Peggy Finnegan is co-anchor and reporter for Channel 11 News at 5 and 6 PM, with David Johnson. They are the longest running news anchor team in Pittsburgh.

Peggy arrived at Channel 11 in January of 1990. One of seven children, Peggy grew up in suburban Chicago, and is now married with four children of her own. She graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications, and her notable career started in Vero Beach, Florida at WTTB Radio. She then reported and anchored at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, and at WIXT-TV in Syracuse, New York, which led her to Pittsburgh.

Since her start at Channel 11 News, Peggy has earned recognition in many areas. Peggy received the prestigious Carlow College Women of Spirit Award, and has earned various other awards, including the 1997 Leadership Award in Communications from the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, the Courageous Woman Award from Mom's House, and the Source of Life Award from Magee Women's Hospital. Currently she is involved with several charities, including Mother's Hope, Mom's House, Family Resources, and Presents for Patients. As a breast cancer survivor, Peggy speaks to many organizations about the importance of early detection through self- examination and mammograms, and informally counsels women about the disease.

Peggy feels the most memorable stories she's worked on are the attack on America on September 11, 2001, and the Gulf Wars. She was also honored to carry the torch for the Winter Olympic Games in 2002 through the streets of Pittsburgh.

Being part of the longest running news anchor team in Pittsburgh is a great source of pride for Peggy. Her proudest career achievement is being on staff to see the transformation of Channel 11 News from a distant third in the market, to an award winning newscast with the respect of its competitors.

Peggy says, "When I moved to Pittsburgh to work on Channel 11 News, I could never have imagined the profound impact it would have on my life. I fell in love with a Pittsburgh man, married, became a mother of four children, and have enjoyed an exciting, enriching career."

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