Peter Jump

Freelance Reporter

Peter Jump was born and raised in Manchester, England. Prior to his reporting for WMRA he worked on the other side of the microphone for many years – beginning as a Public Affairs Officer for the British Embassy in Washington DC. In addition to his reporting for WMRA he conducts media training workshops for non-profits and businesses, both large and small.

Peter has been a Charlottesville-area resident for over 25 years, and now lives in Earlysville.  He continues his decade-long quest to improve his tennis game, and every summer keeps a keen eye on his mailbox for an invite from Wimbledon.

Peter Jump

The old practice of doctor home visits -- they used to be known as house calls -- is making a comeback. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that in 20 years, two-thirds of elderly Americans will have multiple chronic conditions, making it difficult for them to get to a doctor’s office.  That means they'll need more care at home.  WMRA’s Peter Jump rode along with one physician squeezing a house call into his busy day.

Peter Jump

The CVille Biohub, a Charlottesville group organized to promote biotechnology companies, has counted more than 50 life sciences startups with more than 1800 employees in the city and surrounding counties. WMRA’s Peter Jump looks at some of the ingredients helping propel startups in Charlottesville to national prominence.

Peter Jump

The center of Charlottesville hosts a major university, student housing, residential areas and of course, businesses large and small serving all of them – and suffering from growing pains.  WMRA’s Peter Jump looks at this juggling act of development along West Main Street -  the corridor between the university and the city’s downtown.