John Metaxas

metaxas John Metaxas

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 (Photo/CBS 2)

Jetties Blamed For Beach Erosion, Storm Damage In Montauk

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.

01/25/2011

Sketch of one of the suspects wanted in the armed robberies (Photo/DCPI)

Police: Queens Suspects Pushed Elderly Women, Took ATM Cards

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.

01/18/2011

A Walmart customer enters a store in Oakland, California (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wal-Mart To Open Retail Location In Brooklyn?

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.

01/11/2011

Speed Camera (Photo/CBS 2)

NYC Wants To Use Speed Cameras To Catch Lead Foot Drivers

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.

01/10/2011

Garbage piles up on the sidewalk on East 58th Street between First Avenue and Sutton Place on Manhattan's East Side. (Credit: Susan Richard/1010 WINS)

NYC Residents Frustrated By Delayed Trash Collection

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?

01/05/2011

Generic Ambulance File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Hope ‘Move Over Act’ Will Protect Emergency Workers

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.

01/03/2011

Baby Boomers - Graphic: AP

Why Baby Boomers Are Bummed Out

Did you hear the chat with Rick Newman of U.S. News & World Report?

12/30/2010

Newburgh Salvation Army

Real-Life Grinch Hits Newburgh Salvation Army

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.

12/20/2010

Pit bull

Pit Bull Attacks Leave NYC Dog Owners On Edge

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.

12/15/2010

Roz Stone

LI Woman Survives Case Of Deadly, Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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.

12/08/2010

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NY Research Group Cautions Parents About Toy Safety

Choking hazards and toxic chemicals are among the dangers outlined in the New York Public Interest Research Group’s “Trouble in Toyland” report.

11/23/2010

Traffic in New York, NY - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Gridlock Alert Season Begins In New York City

These are the ten days a year when drivers curse because it’s so difficult to get around!

11/19/2010

Officer Andre Menzies (Photo/DCPI)

Off-Duty NYPD Cop Killed In L.I. Wrong Way Crash

Officer Andre Menzies, 35, was killed early Monday morning on his way home from a shift at the Queens Housing Bureau.

11/15/2010

Eric Schneiderman (Photo/ericschneiderman.com)

Schneiderman Defeats Donovan In NY A.G. Race

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.

11/02/2010

Thomas DiNapoli and Harry Wilson - File / Photos: DiNapoli 2010 for Comptroller, Wilson for New York

It’s Wilson Vs. DiNapoli For New York State Comptroller

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.

11/02/2010

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