Mallory Peebles joined the Channel Two News team in August 2012 and is thrilled to be "taking on the Last Frontier." Having never stepped foot in Alaska prior to her KTUU arrival, she's looking forward to every opportunity in which she can explore what she is already referring to as "our beautiful state."
Mallory began her television career at KEYC-TV in Southern Minnesota. She was a Reporter in Mankato for over a year before being promoted to Weekend Anchor at KEYC. Mallory covered everything from crime and court cases to severe weather and the agriculture beat in Minnesota. One of Mallory's favorite coverage topics was Natural Resources and the great outdoors, and she very much looks forward to continuing that beat in the Great State of Alaska.
Although Mallory enjoys colder weather, she grew up in the Golden State of California. A self-professed "surfer girl" from the San Francisco Bay area, she's always led an active lifestyle. A deep well of enthusiasm is one of Mallory's best personality traits and one she often puts to use in her journalism career as she tackles the challenges that accompany tough assignments. After all, enthusiasm comes naturally to Mallory, evidenced by her role as a cheerleader beginning at the age of 6 and continuing throughout her college years at California State University Stanislaus. There, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Minor in Journalism.
Mallory got her first start in television through an internship at KTVU (another well-known "Channel 2 News") in Oakland, CA. She grew up watching KTVU and attributes her chosen career path to the days she spent watching the talented KTVU staff, eventually being personally mentored by many of those same TV journalists.
During her free time, Mallory enjoys shooting bow with her fiancee and hanging out with her cat, "Bennett."
Mallory loves the challenge of finding compelling stories in her own community, and she looks forward to hearing from Channel Two viewers if you have any story ideas you'd like to share.