Craig Carton

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

Craig Carton is the co-host of WFAN’s acclaimed morning show, “Boomer & Carton,” which debuted Sept. 4, 2007.

Carton began his broadcasting career in 1991 at WGR Radio in Buffalo, N.Y. His energetic and irreverent show quickly became a ratings hit. He moved from Buffalo to WWWE in Cleveland in 1992, and later to Philadelphia sports leader WIP-AM a year later. During his more than four years at WIP, Carton’s program soared in the ratings, and he also became a well respected reporter covering the Philadelphia Eagles. While in Philadelphia he was named to Philly Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30.

In the fall of 1997, Carton was given an opportunity to host a syndicated sports talk show on the Sports Fan Network. After being heard on 40 stations throughout the country, Carton was recruited to join KKFN, The Fan, in Denver, Colo. as morning show host. In his first year with the station, he became the highest rated show in the KKFN’s history. He was later hired by cross-town rival KBPI and within one ratings period had the highest rated local morning show in Denver.

Following a stint at WNEW-FM in New York City, Carton joined WKXW New Jersey 101.5 where had been there for more than five years hosting “The Jersey Guys” broadcast in afternoon drive.

Carton co-hosts WFAN’s morning show with Boomer Esiason.

He has been named one of the top 100 Most Important and Influential Talk Show hosts in the Country for three straight years by Talkers Magazine; PoliticsNJ.com named him the 9th most politically influential personality in the State of New Jersey (2007); Radio and Records nominated him in 2006 as Talk Show Host of The Year; and he has won every major radio award in the state of New Jersey.

Additionally, Carton has written weekly sports columns for the Gannett Newspaper chain and The Trentonian.

A strong advocate for children, Carton started the Circle of Trust Foundation which has donated tens of thousands of dollars to children related charities. He has also been instrumental in raising funds to help fight breast cancer. Carton was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. and was graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism in 1991. He interned at WFAN prior to his graduation. He is married and has four children.