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 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.