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.

St. Mary Magdalene Church (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Destroys Church, But Not Parishioners’ Spirit

Flames left the St. Mary Magdalene Church in ruins on Saturday in Springfield Gardens, Queens.

10/30/2010

Arborists work to keep this huge tree from toppling. (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Works To Prevent Tree Damage Ahead Of Storm

It seems there’s been an epidemic of tree-trashing wind storms lately, from the tornado that hit Queens in September, a falling tree killing a woman on the Grand Central Parkway, to the devastation that tore through a Katonah neighborhood in July.

10/14/2010

Truffles (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Truffles Create Stinky Situation On West Side

Truffles are a pricey delicacy at New York’s top restaurants, but their pungent aroma can be an acquired taste, especially if it seeps into your West Side condominium.

10/11/2010

Tyler Clemente/Facebook

Parents Of Rutgers Teen Touched By Support

The family of Tyler Clementi is speaking out for the first time, requesting privacy and thanking family, friends and the public for their “outpouring of emotion.”

10/01/2010

Suspect Kentrel Whitaker (Photo/DCPI)

Suspect Arrested In Harlem Sex Assault

Kentrel Whitaker, 32, was apprehended Tuesday night and charged with attempted rape and assault, police said.

09/28/2010

Rutgers dormitory

2 Arrested In Alleged Rutgers Sex Spy Scandal

Two students were charged with invasion of privacy Tuesday for allegedly secretly placing a camera in another student’s dorm and transmitting a sexual encounter over the Internet.

09/28/2010

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