Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame Honors Peter Maer
April 6, 2015 at 3:54 AM (PT)
THE GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME will honor former CBS NEWS White House correspondent PETER MAER with the 2015 ELMO ELLIS Spirit Award at the organizations 9th Annual Induction Awards on OCTOBER 24th at the historic EARL SMITH Strand Theatre in MARIETTA, GA.
According to MAER, he counts his experiences at WSB Radio as the formative phase of a career that included nearly 40 years on the WHITE HOUSE beat. MAER, who recently retired from his post with CBS, says WSB legends ELMO ELLIS and AUBREY MORRIS were instrumental mentors.
MAER anchored newscasts and covered the ATLANTA city and GEORGIA state governments for WSB Radio 750 in the early 1970s. He also served as News Dir. of WGST Radio. He is the five-time recipient of the MERRIMAN SMITH Award for Presidential Coverage Under Deadline Pressure. MAER was honored with the EDWARD R. MURROW Award.