Versatility best describes Joey Wahler, an anchor/reporter, writer, producer and play-by-play announcer based in New York City, fulfilling boyhood aspirations. The Brooklyn native is a WFAN update anchor since 2004, also anchoring updates nationally on CBS Sports Radio Network.
Known for his entertaining persona and eye for compelling human interest stories, Wahler is a nine-time New York Emmy Award nominee for previous anchoring and reporting at News 12 New Jersey and Madison Square Garden Network. At News 12 he covered the Giants, Jets, Nets, Devils and local colleges. At MSG Wahler filled in anchoring for his idol, Marv Albert, and carved a niche doing in-depth features.
Going well beyond sports, Wahler has covered news at News 12 Connecticut and New Jersey’s WZBN-TV, including politics, high-profile trials, and venturing inside Trenton State Prison for a rare story on notorious mass murderers Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski and Richard List. He filled in hosting DirecTV’s Artie Lange Show, interviewing guests about pop culture, entertainment and sports. A passionate writer, Wahler has written for major outlets including the New York Post, MSG.com and SNY.tv. An animal lover, he was an editor/reporter for zootoo.com, then the internet’s leading pet news source, also anchoring and producing video segments.
In 2015-16, Wahler was color analyst for the NBA Development League’s Westchester Knicks telecasts on MSG Network. An accomplished play-by-play announcer, he has called college basketball nationally for Westwood One, including 12 NCAA Tournament games, the Pac 12 Championship and No. 1 Memphis vs. No. 2 Tennessee. In the 2007 Big Dance, Wahler called Virginia Commonwealth’s first-round upset of Duke and Butler’s second-round upset of Maryland, the latter culminating with his memorable cry, “The twerps have beaten the Terps!” Wahler has been the Division I men’s basketball voice of Wagner College, LIU-Brooklyn, St. Peter’s University and Rider University. In 2010-11, he called games for both LIU and St. Peter’s when remarkably both made the NCAA Tournament.
Attending Seton Hall University, Wahler’s mentor was late sports broadcasting legend Marty Glickman. At WSOU-FM, he called games for SHU’s men’s basketball team, which made three NCAA Tournament appearances during that time. In a competition, MSG Network named Wahler the best basketball announcer on college radio in the New York metropolitan area. He was awarded by calling a quarter of a Knicks game live on WFAN with analyst Walt Frazier.