Peter Haskell

peter haskell Peter HaskellPeter Haskell joined WCBS in 1994. This followed stints at WCTC Radio in New Brunswick, NJ and WSUS Radio/TV in Sussex County, NJ.

He has covered a wide range of stories including breaking news such as plane crashes, blackouts and crimes. He’s witnessed championship sporting events including the World Series, NBA Finals, Super Bowl and Stanley Cup Finals. He’s also covered elections, including President Bush’s campaign headquarters in Washington, and political conventions. Like many reporters in New York, he spent countless hours covering the 9/11 terror attacks, the days that followed, the anniversaries and milestones and the stories that continue to unfold.

Through the years, Haskell has helped WCBS win awards for 9/11 breaking news and continuing news coverage, the World Trade Center Last Load Ceremony, the NYC Marathon, the I-95 Explosion in Connecticut, the Republican National Convention and a number of others. For 2004, he received the Art Athens Award from the Associated Press in New York State for General Excellence in Reporting.

Other Information about Peter Haskell:
· First Joined WCBS Newsradio880: 1994
· First Story: Sampled public opinion on a then pending baseball strike
· Role Models: Parents
· Alma Mater: Syracuse University – Syracuse, NY
· Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
· Favorite Destination: Almost any beach
· Favorite Movies: Casablanca; Stripes

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.