“It’s kinda like Dallas when Pam woke up to find Bobby in the shower. He wasn’t dead after all!” That’s what someone remarked upon seeing me back at WCBS 880 after 17 years.
Imperfect metaphor aside, yes, I co-anchored morning drive at “88” from 1988 to 1996, first with the late Jim Donnelly, and then with my buddy Jeff Caplan. I left radio for a then-experimental television venture: cable news. After two years with MSNBC and NBC, I moved to Fox News Channel to anchor middays and stayed for nine years.
I thought I had retired from broadcasting to take care of my family and pursue a quiet career teaching journalism at Pace University, but the day Jeff and Wayne Cabot guest-lectured in my class I had an epiphany: “I want to be on the radio again!”
It is a thrill to be back behind the microphone (and on your wall!) and to be working for such a reputable, truly objective news organization with a great roster of talent behind the mic and behind the scenes.
When I’m not at 880, I’m enjoying my three children and, if I’m lucky, reading a novel or sneaking in a game of tennis.
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