A 27-year veteran of CBS News, Peter Herford was a producer for 60 Minutes and the CBS Eevening News with Walter Cronkite, Bureau Chief in the US Midwest, Paris and Vietnam during the war. He rose to executive ranks as vice president of the news division.
Currently, Herford is a Visiting Professor at JMSC HKU and a Professor at the Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication and Executive Director of the International Media Institute at the Shantou University.
Prior to joining the J-school at Shantou U in March 2003, Herford was the Senior Executive for Production for Public Radio International in the United States.
He taught for six years at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and was director of the University of Chicago’s William Benton Fellowships in Broadcast Journalism program. Herford has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia College and the Graduate School of International Affairs of Columbia University.