Macauley Peterson

Macauley served as the Editor in Chief of ChessBase News from July 2017 to March 2020.

As producer of The Full English Breakfast chess podcast, he hosted and published over 50 episodes, including before podcasting was en vogue. He was also an Associate Producer of the 2016 feature documentary, "Magnus".

Previously, Macauley served as the Content Director for (April 2013 — June 2017), founded Chess Digital Strategies LLC (2010) which provided media production, consulting and web services for companies and organizations involved in professional chess, such as the Saint Louis Chess Club, where he produced over a dozen live webcasts from 2009 to 2013. He got his start as a "media specialist" for the Internet Chess Club from, 2007-2010.

In 2007, he was voted "Chess Journalist of the Year" by the Chess Journalists of America. His written work has appeared in Chess Life and (U.S.A.), New in Chess (Netherlands), Schach (Germany), "64" (Russia), Chess (U.K.), and Jaque (Spain) and a few other places.

In 2006, he completed work as an editor on Adam Nemett's independent feature film, "The Instrument", which appeared at the 2005 Dances With Films festival, in L.A., and was part of New York's Anthology Film Archives' New Filmmakers series, and he has produced the DVD releases of A Turnpike Runs Through It (2008), and Excess Hollywood (2006), for the Princeton Triangle Show.


Princeton University - A.B. Philosophy, 2001
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) - M.A. Film Studies, 2007
Bucerius Law School (Hamburg) - Master of Law and Business 2020

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