John Metaxas is an award-winning news reporter and anchor at WCBS Newsradio 880 and CBS 2 where he has covered stories that range from politics and the New York City transit strike to the Bernard Madoff fraud hearings and the landing of the U.S. Airways jetliner in the Hudson River. He has broadcast live from a Yankees ticker-tape parade and several New York City Marathons.
Before joining CBS, John anchored and reported on financial news at CNN and CNBC and covered a presidential campaign for ABC News. Over the course of his career he has interviewed such world figures as Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates. At CNN John anchored Your Money, the network’s weekly look at personal finance issues. His reports appeared internationally on all of CNN’s networks, including on the program Moneyline. He was CNN’s Nasdaq correspondent, reporting hourly during that market’s crash in 2000-01.
John has practiced law in New York. As Chief Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Officer for a Silicon Valley-based financial services/technology company he counseled the CEO on interaction with the news media and created messaging related to corporate strategy, investor relations, crisis management and regulatory issues. He has trained executives and businesspeople in public speaking, crisis communications and on-camera presentation.
As Station Manager and Sports Director of WKCR-FM in New York, John anchored live coverage of the Democratic Convention from Madison Square Garden and broadcast live play-by-play of more than 100 intercollegiate sporting events. He is a graduate of Columbia College (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Columbia Law School and is admitted to the bar in New York.
Homeowner Frank DeVito said that when he and his family first moved into the area, they had a “wonderful beach.” With 60 feet of the beach now eroded, DeVito blamed the jetties.
Many in Jamaica Estates were stunned by the brazen string of crimes in which the female victims — in their 50′s and 60′s — were pushed into cars, and in one case into a trunk.
Wal-Mart may soon be coming to Brooklyn, but the retailer’s potential move is not popular with some local merchants who fear the competition.
The speed cameras could capture the speeding violation, snap a photo of their license plate and have a summons sent directly to their home without them even knowing about it.
If you’ve walked or driven on many streets in New York City, you know that mountains of snow have been replaced by piles of garbage. So how bad has the situation gotten?
The new law, punishable by a fine of up to $275, is named in honor of Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Glenn Searles and State Trooper Robert Ambrose.
Did you hear the chat with Rick Newman of U.S. News & World Report?
Who would steal from children in need? It’s a real Christmas crime – 60 gifts from a Salvation Army headquarters were swiped by a real-life Grinch.
For more and more dog owners in the East Village, the pit bull has become the pet of choice – but that trend is frightening owners of other breeds, some of whom say they’re arming themselves.
A terrible case of oft-lethal, flesh-eating bacteria on Long Island almost claimed the life of a Bellmore mother, but some quick-thinking doctors managed to save the day.
Choking hazards and toxic chemicals are among the dangers outlined in the New York Public Interest Research Group’s “Trouble in Toyland” report.
These are the ten days a year when drivers curse because it’s so difficult to get around!
Officer Andre Menzies, 35, was killed early Monday morning on his way home from a shift at the Queens Housing Bureau.
Election returns show the Democratic state senator beating the Republican Staten Island District Attorney in the race to be New York’s next attorney general.
A Republican former hedge fund manager who says New York’s finances need fixing is challenging the Democratic incumbent who says he’s cleaned up the mess he inherited.