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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

(Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Yanks Rally Comes Up Short, Lose To Tigers 5-3

NEW YORK (AP / WCBS 880) — Detroit closer Jose Valverde held off a furious New York ninth-inning rally and the Tigers avoided a major slip-up, beating the Yankees 5-3 on a rainy Sunday and evening [...]

WFAN–10/02/2011

(credit: AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Boos At Citi Field: Mets Pull Jose Reyes After Just 1 At-Bat

Well, that was quick. If you paid to watch Jose Reyes’ possible final game with the Mets, you got to see him — for all of one at-bat.

WFAN–09/28/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Schumer Wants Feds To Pay For Saw Mill River Dredging

After recent flooding, there is a new push by one New York senator to do something to prevent it in the future.

09/26/2011

File / Photo: AP

New York State Thruway Cops Cracking Down On Drivers Using Cell Phones

Operation Hang Up, which resulted in a thousand tickets during last year’s blitz, is back.

09/26/2011

Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Railroad Adding ‘Quiet Cars’

Suburban commuters may soon be able to travel in a railroad car where the loudest noise is a subdued conversation.

09/23/2011

A black bear caused a scare in East Brunswick, roaming neighborhoods and climbing a tree. It was tranquilized and captured by authorities. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials Urge Residents In New Jersey’s ‘Bear Country’ To Secure Trash

A shortage of acorns and nuts this year may force bears to find food in other places, such as your trash can.

09/20/2011

Parking Day at Forham University at West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue - New York, NY - Sep 16, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Parking Day Observed With Outdoor Theater At Fordham Manhattan Campus

It’s not exactly Shakespeare in the Park, but they are calling it Shakespeare in the Parking Space.

09/16/2011

The New York Jets host the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Tighter Security Expected At MetLife Stadium Following Sept. 11 Stun Gun Incident

Heading to the Jets game on Sunday or the Giants game on Monday? Pack some patience along with your team spirit.

09/16/2011

Irene's damage along the Metro-North Railroad tracks is seen from Chopper 880 - Sloatsburg, NY - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Limited Train Service To Return To Port Jervis Line Monday

Since Hurricane Irene hit, service has been out on Metro-North Railroad’s Port Jervis Line.

09/15/2011

Flooding is seen from Chopper 880 in the area of Little Falls and Fairfield in New Jersey - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Warns Of Post-Flood Scam

Homeowners in Little Falls received a “Financial Recovery Awards” letter in which the “Payment Security Administration” told recipients they’ll receive up to $27,500.

09/14/2011

(credit: CBS 2)

Lawmaker Wants Answers From LIPA After Nursing Homes Left Powerless For Days

Two nursing homes that are on LIPA’s critical care priority list were in the dark for four days in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.

09/14/2011

New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza is seen at Shea Stadium - Queens, NY - Sep 21, 2001 (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former New York Mets Catcher Mike Piazza Recalls First Post-9/11 Game

For sports fans in New York after 9/11, a baseball game at Shea Stadium was a capstone to a difficult time.

09/09/2011

New York Mets Logo (file / credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Current, Former New York Mets Visit FDNY Ladder 3

A tradition continues as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches.

09/09/2011

Firefighters are seen at the rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Ron Agam/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Fallen Fire Lt. Kevin Dowdell’s Sons Remember Him

The stories of those who survived on 9/11 and the families of those who didn’t are varied and emotional.

09/09/2011

The rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: ALEX FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: John Devlin Lives With The Aftermath Of Working At Ground Zero

Since the toxic dust cloud engulfed Lower Manhattan on 9/11, thousands have died or gotten sick. Many have cancer and that number is growing.

09/08/2011

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