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.
When the school’s lease came up for renewal, the Department of Education had to test for toxic chemicals and what they found confirmed some parents’ fears.
Wall Street was not for the faint of heart Friday. The breathtaking peaks and valleys of the day came to an end with the Dow closing up 61 points.
Local artist Hector Canonge decided to teach free English classes at the Magic Touch Laundromat twice a week for a month.
For the past ten years, artist Justin Gignac has been packaging and selling plain old city trash to collectors around the world.
When two guys from Marlboro, New Jersey launched BeenVerified, a million people suddenly knew a lot more going into that blind date or Craigslist purchase.
The retirement age for the oldest cars in the system was supposed to be 40, but thanks to MTA budget cuts, new cars aren’t coming until 2017 when the old R-32s will be 53-years-old.
At 18-months-old John Lahutsky was declared incurable with cerebral palsy and didn’t see the outside of a Russian orphanage for years.
New technology is helping hospitals get information about their patients without a single piece of paper.
What if you could see what’s happening and what’s happened, on any block in the city? That’s what MyBlockNYC.com is trying to make that happen.
Two months after undergoing a double-mastectomy, Eva van Dok Pinkley, 40, got pregnant. However, the procedure that saved her life has now left her unable to nurse her 3-week-old son Oliver.
The New York Yankees may have lost to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, but some kids from Haiti who lost just about everything were big winners as HOPE Week continued.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission’s Conan Freud says only 11 percent of rider complaints end up in hearings, mostly because those who complain don’t follow up on the case.
Technology is bringing a new life to a tradition that is over 100-years-old.
We’ve all been there, late for an appointment and desparetely circling the streets of Manhattan hunting for a parking space.
Farrell Sklerov with the Department of Environmental Protection says there were some troubling test results last year, a small uptick in lead levels in homes with older pipes.