University of Arizona

Peter Murrieta

Photo of Peter Murrieta Peter Murrieta is a two-time Emmy Award winning producer and writer who has contributed his voice to multiple projects that have expanded and further legitimized the entertainment value of telling stories about diverse cultures.

After moving to Los Angeles, Peter was accepted into the esteemed ABC writing fellowship. His success during the fellowship led to writing positions on JesseThree Sisters and All About the Andersons, before he created the critically acclaimed series Greetings from Tucson, which tells the story of an upwardly mobile family of mixed ethnicity. The series’ Latino cast is a perfect example of how he’s been able to bring the lighthearted examination of his culture to the predominantly white television landscape. As a producer, Peter is dedicated to ensuring that diverse and underrepresented persons have opportunities in the industry on both sides of the camera, as evidenced by his work on the Emmy Award winning, Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place.

Peter has produced and written on NBC’s Welcome to the Family, ABC’s Cristela, TV Land’s Lopez, Norman Lear’s Netflix re-boot of One Day A Time and CBS’ Superior Doughnuts. He was most recently Executive producer and writer on Netflix’s Mr. Iglesias, starring comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. Having taught at the prestigious American Film Institute, Peter is now a professor of Practice at Arizona State University, happy to have a foot back in his home state of Arizona.