Peter Lavelle

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BornSeptember 1, 1961
Alma materUniversity of California Davis
Journalist for RT.

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In office
2005 - Present

Peter John Lavelle is an American journalist and host of CrossTalk, a political talk show on the English-language TV channel Russia Today.[1] Lavelle, originally from Beverly Hills, California is now based in Moscow.[2]


Lavelle received a B.A. in International Economic Relations, an M.A. in European history, and completed Ph.D. courses in Studies in European Economic History from the University of California, Davis. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.[3] He has been living in Eastern Europe and Russia for over 30 years while working as a lecturer at the University of Warsaw, a market researcher for Colgate-Palmolive, and an investment analyst for brokerage firms, including Russia's Alfa-Bank.[3]

Lavelle was previously a stringer for United Press International’s Moscow bureau and has contributed to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.[4] Lavelle was also the author of Untimely Thoughts, an electronic newsletter.[2]