Peter Morello

Associate Professor

Office: 103D Manheim Hall
Ph: 816-235-1337


Peter Morello teaches journalism. He specializes in broadcast and digital journalism, media ethics, cross-cultural journalism and international reporting. As a Fulbright Scholar and a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Peter taught at universities in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa Graduate School of Journalism,) Russia (Togliatti State University,) and Swaziland (University of Swaziland, southern Africa.) Peter also conducted US Embassy sponsored workshops for practicing journalists in those countries. As a contributing correspondent for Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) and regional PBS, Peter has produced several award-winning documentaries. They include: “The Missouri Senate Race: The Post 911 Contest,” “Cambio de Colores: The Changing Face of America’s Heartland,” “Profiles of Black Success: Kansas City’s Untold Stories,” and “Haiti & the Resurrection.”

Before joining UMKC in 1999, Peter was a PBS correspondent for 15 years in Europe. He covered a number of world events that included: the emerging democracies of eastern and central Europe, the reunification of Germany, breakup of the Soviet Union, war in Bosnia and UN famine relief efforts in Somalia. He started his career in broadcast journalism at a CBS Network affiliate in Colorado. Peter’s activities and interests include: scuba diving, astronomy, world cultures and bold but not quite successful attempts to learn Zulu.

Specialties: Broadcast and New Media Journalism