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John Slattery

johnslattery1 John SlatteryJohn Slattery is a four-time 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 “miracle on the Hudson” US Airways flight 1549 water landing, the crash of US Air Flight 5050, the December 1994 subway explosion, the blizzard of February 11, 1994, and Hurricane Sandy.

On 9-11, he was one of the first reporters to arrive on the chaotic and terrifying scene, having witnessed the second plane strike the Trade Center while emergency vehicles were still trying to make their way to the disaster. Once the Towers fell, Slattery was one of the few 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.

In January, 1981 Slattery was the first, post-Watergate, local reporter to have a one-on-one interview with former President Richard Nixon.

Slattery’s stories have ranged from the alleged police abuse case of Abner Louima to the World Trade Center bombings in 1993. In the courtroom, he has covered cases involving Bernard Madoff, John Gotti, Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, the “Mayflower Madam” Sydney Biddle Barrows, the “murder at the Met” defendant Craig Crimmins, sportscaster Marv Albert, the Delaware infant death involving Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson, Woody Allen, Mike Tyson, Bess Myerson, Bernie Goetz, Robert Chambers, Jean Harris, Paul Simon and a civil suit against Paul Newman. He has also covered New York’s world-famous ticker-tape parade tributes to Nelson Mandela, Gulf War veterans, Vietnam veterans and the World Series-winning N.Y. Mets in 1986. In 2001, Slattery covered the execution in Terre Haute, Ind. of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

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 where he worked with Roger Grimsby, Bill Beutel and Tom Snyder. In 1980, Slattery took part in the Emmy-award winning coverage of the death of John Lennon. 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.” Slattery also covered the radiation leak at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. 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 is a past president of The Inner Circle, a City Hall reporters’ organization dating to 1923 that annually hosts a black tie, fundraising, political lampoon to which the mayor of New York stages a response, often with a Broadway cast.

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.

Renters rally in Brooklyn. (credit: Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)

NYC Rent Control Law Expires After Lawmakers Engage In ‘Worst Of Political Games’

Late Wednesday night, the state Senate failed to extend the New York City rent control law until Friday, leaving more than 1 million tenants temporarily no longer protected by the 1946 law.

06/16/2011

Ahmed Ferhani (L), 26, and Mohamed Mamdouh, 20, stand before a judge during their arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court May 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Lucas Jackson-Pool/Getty Images)

Top Charge Gone From Alleged Synagogue Bomb Plot Case

Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges including criminal possession of a weapon as a terror crime. A grand jury rejected the top charge against them which carried the potential for life in prison.

06/15/2011

Port Washington alternate side parking

Parking Battle Brewing In Upscale Port Washington

If you live in New York City you know all about alternate side of the street parking, enabling streets to be cleaned. But residents in one Long Island community could soon see their own version of the rule for a completely different reason.

06/14/2011

Police are searching for suspects in three attacks in the same area of Upper Manhattan committed between June 10-12. (Credit: CBS 2)

Residents On Edge After 3 Separate Sexual Assaults In Upper Manhattan

Police were on alert and residents on edge after three separate sexual assaults on women in one Upper Manhattan community.

06/13/2011

Michael DenDekker (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Assemblyman Wants Stiffer Penalties For Vandalism Against Politicians

Assemblyman Michael DenDekker says when the car of an elected official is vandalized, the penalty should be beefed up. He was angered over what was done to his car ten days ago, which has since been repaired.

06/10/2011

Financial District sex attack

Sex Attack Stuns Residents In Financial District

The search for a sexual predator that attacked a woman near the Financial District in lower Manhattan intensified on Thursday. Police not only have the suspect’s description, they have his picture.

06/09/2011

Marijuana

Connecticut Dramatically Slashes Marijuana Possession Penalties

Penalties for possession of marijuana are a signature away from being cut in Connecticut. While the new rules don’t legalize pot, some offenders won’t see jail time.

06/08/2011

Security camera still police say shows William Giraldo, who was arrested Tuesday. (credit: DCPI)

Brooklyn Rape Suspect Still At Large

The NYPD was asking for the public’s help to find the suspect responsible for one rape and three attempted rapes in Brooklyn.

06/06/2011

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Family Mourns Loss Of Bronx Woman Struck And Killed By Subway Train

There were tissues and tears Thursday among the loved ones of the victim, Fatoumata Diallo. The 21-year-old attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College and hoped to become a doctor.

06/02/2011

Craigslist scam

CBS 2 Uncovers Used Car Scam On Craigslist

On Monday, CBS 2’s John Slattery told you of victims in Irvington, N.J. On Tuesday he unearthed more victims — this time in Yonkers.

05/24/2011

Craigslist Screenshot (credit: WCBS 880)

Police: Phony Craigslist Ads Lead To Robberies In Irvington, N.J.

From Essex County, New Jersey comes another story that should make you take care when responding to an online advertisement.

05/23/2011

Parents said the Windows Gallery on the Lower East Side is putting "pornographic" images on display for kids at nearby P.S. 22 to see. (Credit: CBS 2)

LES Parents Furious Over ‘Pornographic’ Art Gallery Across Street From School

Parents were fuming Friday over steamy paintings at an exhibit they said was too close to their children’s school.

05/20/2011

Nikita White

Exclusive: Woman Recounts Savage Attack In Queens On Mother’s Day

Nikita White is angry at police, saying if they’d done their job, she wouldn’t have been injured.

05/19/2011

Kenlie Tiggeman

Another Too-Fat-To-Fly Controversy Hits Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines has apologized to a mother and daughter who said they got rough treatment at the airport.

05/18/2011

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Pain At The Pump Forcing Lifestyle Changes For Tri-State Area Residents

A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 Americans feel the high cost of fuel is causing a financial hardship for their families.

05/17/2011

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