I began my career at WCBS in the fall of 1997 as the station’s New Jersey Correspondent…and I learned one thing. It’s a big state! I grew up never really leaving the confines of Cherry Hill…until I attended college at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Nearly right out of college in 1992 I was hired as a reporter for WCTC Radio just down the road. After five yers there it was on to the big leagues! And I spent a lot of time in the car…getting to some very interesting assignments from Bergen to Cape May Counties.
I got tired of driving…and took a job in Public Relations for a major New Jersey Hospital, but it really wasn’t for me! I missed radio so much I begged for my job back and they gave it to me! In my years at WCBS I have had the privilege to be a part of some of the city’s biggest breaking news stories… I am often brought to tears by New Yorkers’ random acts of kindness and courage. But I really enjoy the offbeat. The people who give this city it’s pulse and craziness. It is so much fun bringing their stories to you!
I have won numerous awards in my career at WCBS, but none so fulfilling as picking up the Art Athens Award in the summer of 2007 for General Excellence in radio reporting.
Most memorable stories: Spending a week on a UJA Mission to Israel; A New York to New Orleans convoy after Hurricane Katrina; 9/11; covering and running in four New York City Marathons
Why I’m a journalist: I always want to be the first to know!
Hometown: York, PA
Favorite vacation: Two weeks on my honeymoon in Italy
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite movies: ‘Gone with the Wind’; ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939 was a great year in cinema)
Favorite books: ‘The Kite Runner’; ‘The Glass Castle’; ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’
Favorite television show: ‘Sex and the City’
Favorite pastimes: Spending time with my family, running, cooking, knitting
New City homeowners Joe Bricks and Kirk Reilly were explaining the misery of living on generator power to WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond, when suddenly the power came back.
Champion marathon runner Grete Waitz was a constant presence on the first weekend in November in Yew York City.
With the New York City Marathon (the world’s largest) growing in popularity, race organizers say making it a two-day event has been considered.
There is at least one runner in this Sunday’s New York City Marathon who eats for a living,
After joining officials to paint the finish line in Central Park, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the park will be ready for this Sunday’s New York City Marathon.
Running long distances became an anchor for Michelle King Gonzales during her three tours in Iraq.
When Sal Polizzi isn’t running the family pizzeria in Bushwick, Brooklyn, he’s running.
When Sam Rausa of Middletown, New Jersey was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008, the prognosis wasn’t good. Now, he and his son are hitting the pavement together!
A nosy mom who couldn’t accept her son changed his life forever.
A Union County, N.J. high school teacher is in hot water after making anti-gay postings on Facebook, but she’s receiving support from an unlikely source.
There was a spirited send off for a 24-hour bike relay across the five boroughs of New York City where half the riders are visually impaired.
New York City school kids who are being bullied now have a hotline they can call, one staffed by mental health professionals.
When H&H Bagels closed up its Upper West Side location in June, it left a neighborhood yearning for fresh hot bagels.
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas in 2006 and now his release is expected within days. That has the Jewish community around the world, and in the Tri-State Area, overjoyed.
“The park has not been cleaned since Friday, September 16th and as a result, sanitary conditions have reached unacceptable levels,” said Zuccotti Park owners Brookfield Office Properties.