Peter Rosenberg is an American disc jockey and TV show host best known for hosting the Hot 97 Morning Show, one of the most popular hip-hop stations in New York. He is also known for hosting a sports radio talk show on the WEPN-FM 98.7 ESPN radio station in the city.
Peter Rosenberg Biography
Peter Rosenberg was born on July 23, 1979, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was born to a Jewish Capitol Hill staffer father and a public-school teacher mother who raised him alongside his siblings in Maryland where he attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School before moving to the University of Maryland for a degree.
Peter’s love for Hip-hop was sparked by his older brother who also loved the music genre. He was also inspired by the early 1990s hip hop song like that of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s second single Parents Just Don’t Understand from their second album, He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper.
Being more passionate about the music genre, Peter got himself engaged in several underground hip-hop programs. Even as a freshman in the University, he was already popular on a campus-wide program, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn. This served as his first on-air program and it marked the beginning of his career as a radio presenter. His DJ name at that time was “PMD,” an acronym for “Peter From Maryland”.
After graduation, Peter Rosenberg gained more opportunities to work in different radio stations including the WJFK-FM, WPGC, and WHFS. Working in these stations did not only help in building his wealth, it also helped in promoting his name in the radio business.
In the summer of 2007, Peter was hired by the Ebro Darden of New York radio station Hot 97 (97.1 FM) who saw his online parody videos alongside his skills as a DJ as an added advantage. Within a short while, he was already a part of the station’s best-listened program called The Hot 97 Morning Show, airing from 5 am to 10 am and featuring old and new artists and their music.
Peter, alongside Cipha Sounds (also known as Luis Diaz) and the African-American DJ K. Foxx, hosted the program, and the three were called the Black, the Rican, and the Jew—sometimes shortened to Black Rican Jew with Peter being the “Jew”.
The success of the program led to Peter’s hosting of his own show named Real Late With Rosenberg on the same radio station. Those who have been able to meet Peter Rosenberg in person, will attest to the fact that he is no different from what he represents while on air. He is outspoken, wise-cracking, friendly, and occasionally caustic. in fact, Peter is an exceptional personality when it comes to radio presentations.
Peter Rosenberg’s career with the New York 98.7FM began while he was still working with the WQHT HOT 97 FM. He signed a deal with ESPN to join as a regular contributor to The Michael Kay Show – a New York life and pop culture to the program hosted by Michael Kay and Don La Greca which airs from 4 – 7 p.m. ET.
The Michael Kay Show on 98.7FM which is being broadcast from 3 – 7 p.m on weekdays, has been on the air since 2002. The program is also cast on the YES Network since February 2014. By working for both 98.7 and HOT 97, Peter has been able to contribute to a variety of topics. He’s also been able to provide listeners with a fresh perspective, not just on hip-hop, but also on sports, lifestyle, and lots more. Peter hosts ESPN Radio national shows and co-hosts a hip-hop podcast called Juan Epstein. In addition, he would be hosting a professional wrestling podcast through ESPN affiliate Grantland, called Cheap Heat.
Salary and Net Worth
Looking at his activities at the two renowned radio stations, there is no doubt that Peter earns a mouth-watering salary which accumulates an eye-popping net worth. Currently, the American DJ and television host is said to have a net worth of $600 thousand, an amount he earned from his years of hosting radio, television programs, and several other projects focusing on the hip-hop industry.
Peter Rosenberg Wife
The Jewish-born DJ is married to a sports journalist Alexa Datt who works for MLB.com. Although information about their marriage isn’t made public, the couple still lives happily together with their two lovely dogs at the Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York, US.