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John Slattery

johnslattery1 John SlatteryJohn 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.

Felipe Diaz, the victim of an alleged hit-and-run, said the suspect was let off easy because he's the son of an NYPD Internal Affairs detecitve. (Credit: CBS 2)

Victim Of Alleged NYC Hit-And-Run: Favoritism Shown For Cop’s Son

The victim of an alleged hit-and-run accident in Manhattan said the suspect got a slap on the wrist because he’s the son of an NYPD detective.

05/12/2011

Laurie Esarco with her dog Oscar (credit: CBS 2)

Hero Cocker Spaniel, Oscar, Alerts Sleeping NJ Couple To House Fire

Laurie and Alex Esarco, who have two dogs, are praising their Cocker Spaniel, Oscar, who got their attention when flames engulfed the front of their Flemington home.

05/10/2011

Bronx robbery and assault victim Anna Martorel (credit: CBS 2)

Elderly Bronx Assault Victim Afraid To Leave Home After Violent Incident

Anna Martorel, 80, was beaten in the eye, cheek, mouth and chin on Wednesday. She says the experience has left fearing to even leave her home.

05/06/2011

Police said this man was suspected of 8 burglaries at 6 locations in the Upper East Side during a two-week stretch in April 2011. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Seek Suspect In Burglary Spree On The Upper East Side

Police released a surveillance photo of a suspect as part of their investigation into a string of burlaries on the Upper East Side.

05/05/2011

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New United States Postal Service Proposal Unfair To Staten Island Residents?

The plan calls for moving operations at the Manor Road Processing Center on Staten Island to Manhattan and Brooklyn. The process is likely to delay the time it takes for residents to get their mail.

04/27/2011

Surveillance Cameras (file / credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Affluent Kings Point Plans Extensive Surveillance Network

If you visit Kings Point, big brother will be watching. The affluent community is hoping to prevent crime by going high-tech, setting up a sophisticated network to screen every vehicle that goes in or out of town.

04/26/2011

Crime Lab - File / Photo: AP

Hempstead Man Charged In Deadly 1995 Robbery

Police in Nassau County said Thursday they’ve cracked a cold case, the murder of a Westbury woman 15 years ago.

04/21/2011

Paterson father Barry Gamble Sr. is furious after his young son, Barry Jr., was left abandoned on a school bus for hours on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS 2)

Paterson Father Furious After Son, 4, Is Abandoned On School Bus

The child apparently fell asleep in the back of the bus and went unnoticed for hours.

04/20/2011

A New York City Department of Sanitation vehicle cleans up Times Square - New York, NY - Jan 1, 2005 - Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Brooklyn Man Wrongly Slapped With 643 Summonses By Dept. Of Sanitation

Imagine getting more than 600 summonses from the city for something you didn’t do. That’s what happened to an elderly Brooklyn man who’s facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

04/18/2011

Nahid Kamali (credit: CBS 2)

Police: L.I. Woman Followed Home And Robbed Of Diamond Engagement Ring

The incident occurred Wednesday evening when 65-year-old Nahid Kamali was pulling into the garage of her upscale King’s Point home.

04/14/2011

Brooklyn grandfather John McGinnis played amateur detective, catching his home attendant allegedly stealing from him. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Grandfather Discovers Alleged Theft By Home Attendant

A Brooklyn grandfather transformed himself into a creative detective after thousands of dollars vanished from his room.

04/13/2011

NYC Litter Basket (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Sanitation Agents Look To Crack Down On Litter Basket Violations

New York City is trying to keep trash-tossing residents honest.

04/11/2011

Incoming New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott speaks to reporters in St. Albans - Queens, NY - Apr 8, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

First Day On The Job For New NYC Schools Chancellor Walcott

Dennis Walcott had been in ousted Cathie Black’s shadow for months. Now, he has become the face of the Big Apple school system.

04/08/2011

Brooklyn high school art teacher Sabrina Milo, 34, was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats on Friday. (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Teacher Arrested After Alleged ‘Columbine’ Threat

A high school art teacher was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats on Friday, accused of threatening to bring a gun to school – and going on a Columbine-style massacre.

04/02/2011

Megan Donovan

Staten Island Woman Accused Of Having Sex With 13-Year-Old Boy

She’s a 20-year-old woman who allegedly took wild sexual liberties with a 13-year-old boy. And now she is facing very serious charges, including statutory rape.

03/31/2011

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