Peter Bowes

Peter Bowes is a correspondent for the BBC. He lives in Los Angeles. 

Early Life

A native of County Durham, England, Peter moved to the U.S. in 1996 and became a US citizen in 2008.


Bowes studied Biology at Sunderland Polytechnic, graduating in 1983.


Bowes worked initially in scientific research, at the Medical Research Council in London. He then switched careers and trained as a broadcast journalist at London's National Broadcasting School. Peter's broadcasting career started in 1984 at radio stations around the UK, including Radio Tees, Viking Radio, Pennine Radio, Piccadilly Radio and LBC. In 1984/5, a turbulent time in the UK, Peter reported on the 12-month coal industry strike. During this period he interviewed many of Britain's leading political and union figures - including the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher


 Bowes joined the BBC in 1988, Peter worked on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, The World at One and PM. He covered the Lockerbie Pan Am bombing and the Hillsborough football disaster. Between 1989 and 1996 Peter was a reporter and news anchor on BBC Radio 1, Britain's leading music radio station. He was part of the on-air team at the Breakfast Show, working alongside DJs such as Steve Wright, Simon Mayo and Mark Goodier. Peter also presented the news on the Simon Bates programme and hosted the lunchtime/evening editions of Newsbeat. [4]


Bowes was born in the U.K., but he is a Naturalized American. 


Bowes has a deep interest in the science of human longevity - food, fasting, exercise and long-term health. [4] Bowes is the host of the Llama Podcast, an acronym for Live Long and Master Aging.