• Peter Durantine
Director of Media Relations



Office: College Communications



Before joining the Office of Communications, I was a journalist for, among other newspapers and wire services, Roll Call, The York Daily Record and The Associated Press. 

I covered agriculture, business, courts, religion, features and more, but primarily, I wrote about politics and government. I'm mosted interested in history, in particular 19th and early 20th century American and European. 

As a freelance writer, I've written on a range of topics and news events for such publications as The New York Times, Reuters, Philadelphia Daily News, Wilmington News Journal, Central PA Magazine and Harrisburg Magazine. 

In 2009, with my wife and our business partner, I started a monthly community newspaper in Harrisburg, and served as editor, photographer, writer and publisher. We sold it four years later. I live in Hummelstown, Pa. with my wife, Angela, and our two children, Emma and Elijah.


B. A., History, University of Maryland, University College (minor in English)


"The Chocolate Assassin," a novel