Beth Peters joined The Quincy Herald-Whig in July 2011. She received first place for best full-page ad in 2015 by the Illinois Press Association. Beth previously worked for Schwans Home Food Services in sales. She graduated from Payson Seymour High School in 2004 and Hannibal-LaGrange University in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree. She grew up in the Payson area on a farm with her family, and enjoys being outdoors and playing all sports.