At least once a week, I’m asked why I decided to get into radio. Don’t I want to be on TV? Here’s the simple answer: radio news is storytelling reduced to its basest elements. It doesn’t have to be flashy, but it does have to be clear, concise, and personal. When it comes down to it, it’s still just “hit the sounder, open the mic, and tell the world.” That’s what I love.
I was twelve years old when I decided I wanted to work at WCBS 880. As a kid growing up in Bridgewater, New Jersey, I wouldn’t have believed you if you told me it would actually happen.
As a junior at Syracuse University in 2008, I got my first professional radio job as a weekend anchor and reporter at the local news/talk station, WSYR. The following spring, I was named morning drive anchor, and spent the year as my senior class’s earliest riser.
After graduation in 2010, I moved west to become a reporter and anchor at Seattle’s KIRO-FM, where I won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage.
While a year on the other coast was in many ways enlightening, it wasn’t home. In April 2011, I joined the country’s premier radio news team here at WCBS 880. It is an honor and an unparalleled privilege to spend each and every day working alongside the names, voices, and personalities I grew up admiring.
I usually anchor the news Saturday and Sunday afternoons; otherwise I’m out on the streets tracking down what’s happening.
Two days out, the Assembly is already drawing world leaders and international criticism to New York. Among the world leaders gathering is the always controversial Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the hotel where he’ll stay is under fire for hosting him,
It is now legal to purchase alcoholic beverages in movie theaters in New York.
It’s a classic urban dilemma: you have a package coming that needs a signature, but you can’t be there and don’t have a doorman. So, what do you do?
The Army post’s flag will be lowered at 4:30 p.m. today when “Retreat” is sounded for the last time.
Alex Silverman had our weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.
Sunday is the big day for Irene, not the hurricane, but Irene Rios of West Haven, Connecticut. She was supposed to have her wedding at the Savin Rock Conference Center but not anymore.
Steve Duncan is a man who has spent a lot of time in places most New Yorkers will never see.
Kim Kardashian is marrying New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries this Saturday. Perhaps you’ve heard enough?
Joan Hong says her Yorkie named Matsu was stolen off the street in Brooklyn. It is the third dognapping reported in the last month.
New York City is known for, among other things, well, how do we say this, its scents – both the good and the bad.
The Forest City Ratner company has decided to give out hundreds of rat-proof trash cans to a small part of the neighborhood in an effort to combat the problem.
The Weather Service confirmed that a small twister touched down Tuesday afternoon along Route 33 in Millstone Township. It stayed on the ground for about half a mile with a path 50 yards wide.
Zabar’s has been selling its lobster salad for over twenty years, but recently a reporter from New Orleans visited the Upper West Side store and decided to give New York a heads up about what’s really in it.
In the words of one Upper West Side bar owner, “the quickest way to end the war is to lose.”
New York City Consumer Affairs commissioner Jonathan Mintz has subpoenaed fifteen debt settlement companies.