John Slattery is an Emmy Award-winning general assignment reporter for CBS 2. In more than 30 years of reporting, he has won wide recognition for his work.
Slattery has covered a wide range of award-winning stories, including the attack on the World Trade Center, the crash of US Air Flight 5050, the December 1994 subway explosion, and the blizzard of February 11, 1994.
On 9-11, he was one of the first reporters to arrive on the chaotic scene, having seen the second plane strike the Trade Center with a camera crew, while emergency vehicles were still trying to make their way to the disaster. Once the Towers fell, Slattery was one of the few local reporters still able to broadcast because unlike other stations that had transmitters only on the Trade Center, WCBS-TV had a tower atop the Empire State Building.
Slattery’s stories have ranged from the alleged police abuse case of Abner Louima to the World Trade Center bombings. In the courtroom, he has covered cases involving sportscaster Marv Albert, Amy Grossber and Brian Peterson, Woody Allen, Mike Tyson, Bess Myerson, Bernie Goetz, Robert Chambers, Jean Harris, and Paul Newman salad dressings. He has also covered New York’s world-famous ticket-tape parade tributes to Nelson Mandela, Gulf War veterans, and Vietnam veterans.
On the sports front, Slattery competed against sportscasters and sports writers to cover the 1996 World Series when the Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves. Overseas, Slattery has journeyed to Saudi Arabia to report on the Gulf War and traveled to Ireland with Archbishop John Cardinal O’Connor and former Mayor Ed Koch. Other foreign assignments include a trip to the Vatican for the consistory that elevated New York Archbishop Edward Egan and Fordham University Theologian Avery Dulles, S.J. to cardinal.
Slattery joined the CBS 2 news team in October 1984. Prior to his work at WCBS-TV, he spent five years as general assignment correspondent for WABC-TV in New York. Before moving to New York, Slattery served as reporter/weekend anchor for WCAU-TV in Philadelphia where he also won numerous awards for his coverage of a shootout between police and the RADICAL group “MOVE.” Prior to WCAU, Slattery was a TV-reporter in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. He also reported at three radio stations in Springfield and Peoria, IL.
Slattery has an A.B. in economics from Xavier University in Cincinnati AND a master’s degree in religious studies FROM St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY.
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