Peter joined the WREG newsroom in May of 2019, and is thrilled to be a part of the top rated team in Memphis!
Peter has made his roots in Memphis for years. He was the sports director at another station in town and covered playoff runs, bowl games and all the draft picks, hirings and firings in-between. He also spent 2018 working for the hometown Memphis Redbirds, going along for the ride as the team won the first Triple-A National Championship in franchise history.
Peter was born and raised in St. Louis, and graduated from the University of Missouri. He has also worked for the Kansas City Chiefs and ESPN. He loves Memphis BBQ and getting outside with his dog Hazel.
If you’ve got a story idea or something that you want covered, email him at Peter.Fleischer@wreg.com.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With freezing temperatures and a wintry mix expected to hit the Mid-South overnight, experts are preaching caution for anyone who has to get behind the wheel. Waking up early can be a pain, and nobody likes to drive extra slow, but experts said that extra bit of caution could be the difference in a major accident. It doesn’t take much snow and ice to wash away safe driving conditions in the Mid-South. With temperatures expected to drop […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Tiger basketball star James Wiseman is now just one week away from his first day in court against the NCAA, but thanks to a temporary restraining order, he is still allowed on the court. Wiseman is a force on the court, but his legal team said Wiseman feels uncomfortable being thrust into the national spotlight due to his pending lawsuit with the NCAA. “He doesn’t want to cause a problem for the university,” Randy Fishman, an […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s been four years since the Citizen’s Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) was reactivated in Memphis, and a lack of results has some city leaders pushing for change. When discussing a new ordinance that would replace CLERB’s nine-person board with the 12-member City Council staff, councilman Worth Morgan was blunt in explaining why he feels change is necessary. “You look at the totality of their work and their results, which are very little, and then the cost […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One day after revealing that two dozen Shelby County Schools showed elevated levels of lead in their water, experts say the lead can cause a myriad of health problems. Health experts said there’s a wide range of severity and symptoms when dealing with lead poisoning, with anything from mild nausea and headaches to developmental problems. But with the levels found in the two dozen SCS locations, doctors are optimistic for student and faculty safety. “With the amount […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Josh Jackson was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and it seemed he has unlimited potential. But now just two years into his professional career, Jackson has been banished by the Memphis Grizzlies to the developmental NBA G-League. Jackson is an outlier for the Memphis Hustle for good reason — he is by far the most gifted player on the team. He’s struggled as a pro and has had off-the-court issues. Now he’s […]
SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — After 24 hours on the run, escaped inmate Samuel Bridges is back behind bars. But as WREG found, he has a long list of previous run-ins with the law. WREG investigated Bridges’ criminal background and found more than 10 charges dating back to 1996. Bridges is accused of stealing a car and evading police before, which was exactly what he’s accused of doing Tuesday when he escaped incarceration. Bridges was at-large for nearly 24 hours after […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Year two under head coach Penny Hardaway tips off Tuesday for Memphis basketball, and there’s more buzz and excitement surrounding these Tigers than any in recent years. Hardaway put the Tigers back on the national map last season, but they didn’t have the raw talent to perform like a championship-level team. This year, that won’t be an issue, as the Tigers are bringing in the No. 1-ranked recruiting class to an already skilled roster. The potential is […]