Peter Haden


Peter Haden is an award-winning investigative reporter and photographer currently working with The Center for Investigative Reporting. His stories are featured in media outlets around the world including NPR, CNN en Español, ECTV Ukraine, USA Today, Qatar Gulf Times, and the Malaysia Star.

He holds a Master of Mass Communication degree from Arizona State University's Cronkite School and bachelor's degrees in Geography and International Studies from the University of Iowa.

After growing up on an Iowa sheep farm, Peter has lived and worked in Ukraine, Chile, Mexico, Washington D.C., Georgia, Arizona and Florida.

His current mission is to tell the greatest stories on earth - in three minutes and thirty seconds.

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The Pentagon is proposing regulation changes that protect members of the armed forces from predatory lending.

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School officials evacuated Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach Wednesday after a bomb threat. 


The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has arrested former Atlantic Beach police chief Michael Classey on 21 counts of drug trafficking, possession and evidence tampering.

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Nearly 15 million Americans participated in FEMA’s National PrepareAthon Day on Tuesday. But a group of 15 million others has been quietly preparing for over a century: Mormons.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the University of North Florida have teamed up to learn more about the lives of sea turtles.

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Brian Richmond, 25, was discharged from the United States Air Force four years ago. He's been homeless for the last three and a half.

"My mom passed away. I ran out of money and couldn’t keep my house up, so had to sell it," he said. "So, I had to come out here - out to the streets."

He slept in a tent under a bridge in Jacksonville for two years. Then he got into the Sulzbacher Center - a transitional housing facility where he stays now.

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Radio Puissance Inter - 1530 AM - is north Florida’s first Haitian radio station.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for qualified people willing to adopt exotic pets through it’s Exotic Pet Amnesty Program.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville will become a new partner for preparing educators to teach about the Holocaust.

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Five of Florida’s top scientists met with Governor Rick Scott in August to urge him to develop policies to offset the effects of human-induced climate change in the state. 

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A memorial service was held in downtown Jacksonville Thursday to commemorate the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

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Edward Waters College held a special chapel service Wednesday to remember the events of September 11, 2001.

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In the first of six stories on issues facing the St. Johns River, WJCT’s Peter Haden reports on the essentials of nutrients.

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Four years after the death of Michelle O’Connell, friends and family are asking for a new look at the case.

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It’s decided.

After a meticulous recount, Jay Fant won the Republican primary for the Florida House District 15 race by just two votes over opponent Paul Renner.

Renner congratulated Fant on a hard fought-win.

“I wish him every success in the State Legislature,” he said.

In Duval County School Board District 2, Sam Hall topped Theresa Graham by four votes. He will now move on to face Scott Shine in the general election in November.

Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland said it’s the closest races he’s witnessed.