Peter brings a wealth of reporting experience and an energy and enthusiasm that is infectious. Peter has a strong interest in business and economics and has excelled in his role as economics reporter.
Prior to his economic beat assignment, Peter covered sports and was the host of World Report. He also covered the Middle East for four years as CBC's foreign correspondent in the area and before that Peter was a Parliamentary reporter in Ottawa.
An award-winning journalist, he has covered three wars and reported in French and English from four continents. Armstrong has reported from the frontlines in Afghanistan, embedded with Canadian, U.S. and British Troops. He has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, travelling throughout Israel, The West Bank and the Gaza Strip. He also reported live from Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya the night of the American presidential election in 2008.
Armstrong has worked in CBC locations across Canada, beginning in Quebec City with stops in Saint John, Toronto, Ottawa's Parliamentary Bureau and Vancouver. His coverage of news stories in Canada and the United States includes the SARS outbreak, three federal elections, and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Originally from Oakville, Ont., Armstrong is bilingual in French and English, and is now studying Arabic. He is a graduate of Acadia University in Nova Scotia and completed his journalism studies at l'Universite Laval in Quebec City.
Armstrong is married to Canadian journalist Piya Chattopadhyay.