Peter Travers

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Peter Travers
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Travers in 2008
Alma materNew York University
  • Journalist
  • film critic
Years active1984–present

Peter Travers is an American film critic, journalist and television presenter, who has written for People and Rolling Stone. Travers also hosts the film interview show Popcorn with Peter Travers for ABC News.

Early life

Travers has a Master of Arts degree in English from New York University.[1]


Travers joined Rolling Stone in 1989 after a four-year stint with People.[2] According to, Travers is the nation's most blurbed film critic.[3][4] Some of the contemporary directors he is most receptive to based on ratings and placement in top ten lists include Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Paul Thomas Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Joel and Ethan Coen, and Ang Lee.[citation needed] He has also shown a great deal of disdain for certain directors, most notably Michael Bay and his films.[5] Travers also hosts The New York Film Critics Series, a company that hosts live-streamed screening events and discussions.[6] He also hosts the ABC News show Popcorn with Peter Travers interviewing actors and directors about the latest projects and their lives.[7]


  1. ^ "Peter Travers Official Biography". ABC News. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "New York Film Critics Circle: Peter Travers". New York Film Critics Circle. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  3. ^ Childress, Erik. "Criticwatch 2008 - The Whores of the Year". Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  4. ^ Childress, Erik. "Criticwatch 2009 - The Whores of the Year". Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone review of Pain and Gain".
  6. ^ "NY Film Critics Series". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  7. ^ "Popcorn". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-01-10.