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Peterson and KHQ part ways

December 5, 1999

By Jim Kershner
The Spokesman-Review

Mark Peterson, 37, said goodbye to KHQ-6 on Tuesday after three years as the station’s main weather anchor and nearly six years as a weathercaster.

Patricia McRae, KHQ news director, said that the station offered him a new one-year contract, but Peterson chose not to accept it.

Peterson said the station offered him a deal “that I didn’t think was in the best interests of me and my family.”

“We agreed that we were going in different directions,” said Peterson.

He said a Portland TV station has already been in contact with him, and he has also had some nibbles from local radio stations. He might try his hand at some voice-over work and even some standup comedy, which he last did 15 years ago. But right now, he said, he’s happy just to have some time off.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “I’m just going to try and relax.”

He said he was gratified at the outpouring of support he has received from viewers since Tuesday.

“It was an eye-opening experience,” he said.

Sunday, December 5, 1999

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