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.
A tragedy on Long Island is having an impact in Brooklyn.
To people passing by West 66th Street, it’s worth a second look, or a photo.
One Brooklyn wine shop and grocery store is uncorking the wave of the future.
Higgins is one of just 130 people in the world with Barth Syndrome – an extremely rare, and potentially fatal, genetic condition.
Two syringes that washed up on Monmouth Beach over the weekend are stirring up sore feelings of the past.
If you walk down a residential street near the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, you might look up at the old sign with Mayor Ed Koch’s name on it.
Business owners are complaining that a stream of buses are crowding Midtown streets scaring away customers and creating a dangerous scenario for pedestrians.
When the lawnmower comes around, most nine-year-olds probably wouldn’t think to watch and learn.
The Coast Guard has banned boats from the area near the base of the Verrazano Bridge where 1,500 live anti-aircraft shells are sitting at the bottom of Gravesend Bay.
Yanks Fan And New Brunswick Bar Owner Larry Blatterfein: Red Sox-Rooting Mayor Denying Liquor License
Larry Blatterfein says New Brunswick is Yankees territory and wants to open a bar called “Buck Foston’s” but says the mayor is standing in his way.
How long would it take to get one dollar from a million people in New York City? A 29-year-old homeless man is trying to find out.
Suffolk County police say a silver-haired suspect will face grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing a wallet from a Walmart customer.
A man who climbed on top of a traffic pole in Times Square snarling traffic to the area came down at his own will and was promptly placed in handcuffs.
A man who had his life change unexpectedly on 9/11, but not the way you might think, has created a tribute for all to see in memory of the nearly 3,000 people killed on that day in 2001.
We like to bring you the stories of people who’ve found unique ways to make a living. Today, we introduce you to a man who pays the bills with nothing but a pair of tweezers – on his hands and knees.