Peter Haskell

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Peter Haskell has been a reporter at WCBS 880 since 1994 following stints at WCTC Radio in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and WSUS Radio/TV in Sussex County, New Jersey.  He’s covered a wide variety of stories from politics, crime, disasters, sports, human interest and everything in between. Breaking news assignments include: hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, train derailments, plane crashes, shootings, fires and earthquakes.  Haskell has covered 9/11, its aftermath, related events and every anniversary ceremony.

In politics, he’s covered eight national political conventions, New Hampshire primaries and President Obama’s 2008 election night event.

Sports coverage includes multiple World Series, Super Bowls, Stanley Cup finals, NBA championships, NYC Marathons and World Cup matches.

He’s also covered national stories that include an earthquake in Haiti, the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, the Sandy Hook shooting, JFK Jr.’s plane crash and the Washington DC sniper.

Haskell has earned numerous awards for his work.

Apolo Ohno at a New York City Marathon press conference in Central Park - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2011 (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Gold Medal Speed Skater Apolo Ohno Running In NYC Marathon For Special Olympics

Mark Messier isn’t the only skater running in this year’s New York City Marathon.


Former New York Rangers captain Mark Messier attends a press conference about the 2011 New York City Marathon in Central Park - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2011 (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Former New York Rangers Star Mark Messier Running In NYC Marathon For 9/11 Kids

Instead of lacing skates, a Rangers great will be lacing up his sneakers on Sunday.


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the United 93 crash site - Shanskville, PA - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

United 93 Families Seek Money For Memorial

Families of those who died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 asked lawmakers and Obama administration officials on Wednesday to set aside federal money to complete a 9/11 memorial at the crash site in Pennsylvania.


Plans for the new Tappan Zee Bridge (credit: CBS 2)

Plans For New Tappan Zee Bridge Unveiled; Many Say Mass Transit Component Needed

The first of two public comment periods was held in Tarrytown where officials unveiled the plans for the new Tappan Zee.


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William Paterson University Study: Money Won’t Make Your Relationship Work

It turns out the Beatles were right when they sang “Money can’t buy me love.”


Condemned Home - Manville, NJ - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Manville Residents Hope Buyouts Will Come Soon

When floodwaters in New Jersey rise, Manville often finds itself submerged.


Flooding in Lodi, NJ - 8/28/11 (credit: CBS 2)

Bergen County Towns Look To Team Up For Flood Prevention

When the Saddle River rises, it doesn’t just flood in Lodi. It also floods in Saddle Brook and Wallington and other nearby towns.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Stands Against Millionaire’s Tax

The push for a higher tax on New Yorkers making more than $1 million a year is getting fresh life with a new poll showing overwhelming support, a high-profile rally on Monday and the strengthening Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.


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Questions Linger Over Why CIA Operative Is At NYPD

Testifying at City Hall recently, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the CIA operative provides his officers “with information, usually coming from perhaps overseas.”


The Statue of Liberty as seen from the air over New York City (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Big Party Planned For Statue of Liberty’s 125th Anniversary

There will be a fireworks show, a flotilla of ships up New York harbor, a naturalization ceremony, a cake and much more to celebrate the statue’s 125th anniversary.


An airplane takes off from LaGuardia Airport - Queens, NY (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Flying Away For Holidays? Experts Say Book Your Flight Now!

If you’re planning to fly away from the Tri-State Area on a jet plane this holiday season, now would be a good time to book your flight, as Peter Haskell reports.


Actress in Movie (Photo JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Urge Renewal Of NJ Tax Credit For Filmmaking

Sens. Loretta Weinberg and Paul Sarlo say the Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program creates jobs and drives the economy.


FILE - The street sign for Wall Street is displayed in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

DiNapoli: Weakness On Wall Street Could Hurt State Economies, Cost Jobs

Wall Street is again losing jobs because of global economic woes, threatening tax revenue for a city and state heavily reliant on the financial industry, New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday.


"Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators occupy a park near Wall Street in New York, October 3, 2011. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement Gains Momentum, Attention And Controversy

The movement has been getting support from some unlikely places and has spawned questions about what protestors are actually trying to achieve.


Occupy Wall Street demonstrators dress up as zombies on Oct. 3, 2011 (credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

Corporate ‘Zombies’ Occupy Wall Street; Teachers Join Protest

The “Occupy Wall Street” protest entered its third week Monday after more than 700 people were arrested for marching in the traffic lane of the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend.