Peper joins Post and Courier

Warren Peper

Leroy Burnell

Veteran television journalist Warren Peper has joined The Post and Courier as multimedia producer.

He will report to Dan Herres, president of The Evening Post Newspaper Group.

"We are delighted to have someone with Warren's unique background and skills join our team," Herres said. "He brings to us a valuable perspective from his many years in television and a deep understanding of what makes this such a wonderful community.

"In this important new position, Warren will play a key role in helping us launch some exciting new projects that we will soon be announcing,"

Herres said. "He comes at a time when our newspaper and our company are expanding our franchise as the dominant and trusted media company in this market."

Peper has spent most of his life in the Lowcountry, attending North Charleston High School and Charleston Southern University, where he was a basketball standout.

One of the best-known TV broadcasters in Charleston, he spent the past four years as a news anchor for WCBD-TV Channel 2. Prior to that, he spent 31 years as a reporter, sports anchor and news anchor at WCSC-TV, Channel 5.

At WCSC, Peper was part of a broadcast team that won an Emmy Award in 1989 for outstanding coverage of Hurricane Hugo. Peper also reported extensively from areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As sports anchor, he covered major sporting events, including several Masters golf tournaments and a number of NCAA Final Four college basketball tournaments.

"I am extremely excited to be associated with The Post and Courier, which I consider to be the gold standard for information in the Lowcountry," Peper said Monday. "The best part of this new opportunity is that I get to stay in Charleston, a place that means so much to me and my family."

Peper lives in West Ashley with his wife, Judy. They have three grown children.