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Ryan Peterson

Ryan Peterson joined KLTV in May of 2009. He takes over as sports director after four years at KTRE in Lufkin, Texas.

Since coming to KLTV, Ryan has covered the NBA Finals, World Series and Super Bowl XLV.

Ryan started his career at KAKE ABC-10 in Wichita, Kansas as a sports intern, and was later hired as the sports photographer in 2001. His biggest thrill was covering the 2003 NCAA Men's Final Four. He then spent two years as a sports and news reporter at KPLC NBC-7 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Ryan joined KTRE in July 2005 as Sports Anchor on the weekends and Sports Reporter during the week. He was promoted to Sports Director in July of 2007.

Ryan graduated from Wichita State University in December of 2002. While at Wichita State, Ryan co-hosted a weekly television show on Wichita State athletics and received three Kansas Association of Broadcaster Awards for sports journalism.

Ryan also earned WSU's Elliott School of Communications' Most Outstanding Broadcast Journalism Graduate for 2003.

A Kansas native, Ryan has enjoyed his move south. East Texas has been good to him. Ryan married S.F.A. graduate Melissa Aguilar in June of 2008. When Ryan's not chasing area athletes, he's spending time with his wife and daughter Isabella.

He was a soccer player through high school and a diehard football fan. He claims to be the biggest Denver Broncos fanatic outside of Colorado and loves watching his Wichita State Shockers basketball team. Ryan enjoys playing golf, although he's not very good at it.

He's happy to be in East Texas, and looks forward to seeing you out on his next story.

You may e-mail Ryan at rpeterson@kltv.com

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