Award-winning former news anchor with NBC, ABC and CBS brings over 30 years of experience to new role as real estate sales professional
Essex, Conn. (March 24, 2014) —William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that former NBC, ABC and CBS news anchor Janet Peckinpaugh has joined the company and will be based in the firm’s Essex brokerage. Peckinpaugh comes to the firm with 30 years of experience in television and radio news, in addition to experience in politics and in running her own media marketing business.
“Janet Peckinpaugh brings significant knowledge and skills to our company, and we feel so fortunate to have her,” said Maureen Swarts, Brokerage Manager for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Essex brokerage. “She has had an amazing and successful career spanning television news, politics and managing her own business, and we look forward to seeing her apply her many talents to the real estate business.”
Peckinpaugh’s most recent news anchor position was with NBC-owned and operated Connecticut station WVIT-TV. Previously she reported and anchored for the ABC and CBS Connecticut affiliates. Over the course of her career she interviewed four US presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and Bill Clinton. Prior to being a news anchor, she was a public affairs radio reporter covering politics at the White House and on Capitol Hill.
After retiring from television news, Peckinpaugh founded Peckinpaugh Media Group (PMG), a full-service, multi-media production company focusing on helping companies and individuals promote and strengthen their image. PMG’s clients have included the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Cox Business and many more. The company produced a 30-minute news magazine show for CPTV, 180°, about people facing adversity and turning their lives around.
In 2010, Peckinpaugh was a candidate for Congress from the second district of Connecticut.
Janet Peckinpaugh can be reached via phone at (860) 767-7488 or via email at JPeckinpaugh@williampitt.com.
About William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $2.6-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, is now the largest Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate globally, the third-fastest-growing real estate company nationally, and the 23rd-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty serves the luxury home market throughout Westchester County, New York. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.
Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes more than 13,000 sales associates located in 660 offices throughout the United States and 49 other countries and territories.
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