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.

Dust fills the area around the World Trade Center as the Twin Towers collapse - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Children Still Suffering Health Problems After The Attacks

There has been much focus on the health problems of the first responders on 9/11, but it wasn’t just adults whose health was impacted.


Members of the New York City Fire Department exit a home after battling a three-alarm blaze - Brooklyn, NY (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What Draws People To Join The FDNY?

Nearly 10 years ago, the New York City Fire Department lost 343 of its members but that hasn’t stopped others from joining New York’s bravest.


Westchester And Rockland Counties Still Cleaning Up After Irene

Days after Hurricane Irene made her way north, things in New York City’s northern suburbs are still not back to normal.


FDNY Firefighters Say With Risk Of The Job Comes Passion, Commitment

Being a firefighter isn’t just about the job, but about the life.


Many New Yorkers Wondering About Strength, Safety Of City Buildings After 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

There was no serious damage to structures within the five boroughs from Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake, but what if a stronger quake hit?


Federal Grants To Mean Less Congestion On NJT, LIRR And Faster Amtrak Service

The DOT has announcedthat $745 million would be going toward rail projects that will allow trains to travel up to 160 mph in some sections of the Northeast Corridor and to construction that will allow Amtrak trains to avoid a congested rail junction in part of New York City.


The wreckage of PanAm 103 is seen in Lockerbie, Scotland - Dec 22, 1988 (credit: LETKEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Susan Cohen, Mother Of Woman Killed In Lockerbie Bombing, Elated Rebels In Libya Are Pushing For Moammar Gadhafi’s Ouster

NATO says it’ll continue combat air patrols over Libya until all of Moammar Gadhafi’s forces surrender, and this is bringing great joy to one mother in New Jersey.


Rep. Peter King and President Barack Obama (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rep. King Echoes Pres. Obama’s Worry About ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists

For ten years, we’ve heard the term “intelligence chatter,” but here’s the problem. If there’s only person involved in the terrorist plot, there is no chatter.


WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell in fire gear

Inside Training For The New York City Fire Department

It’s not easy training to be one of New York’s Bravest, as WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell found out.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Environmentalists Protest Against Hydrofracking Outside Gov. Cuomo’s Office

About two dozen protesters were outside Cuomo’s office calling on him to ban hydrofracking. The process uses water and chemicals to extract natural gas from the earth.


Elaine Kaufman’s Personal Collection Goes To Auction

Maybe you couldn’t sit at table number one at the famed restaurant in it’s heyday, but now you can. That table and four chairs are among the over 200 items from the Upper East Side watering hole that will hit the auction block next month.


Crews Testing 9/11 Memorial Waterfalls Ahead Of Site’s Official Opening

The waterfalls at the 9/11 memorial are the two largest man-made waterfalls in the country.


9/11 Exhibits To Be On Display Around New York State

Artifacts from the 2001 terrorist attacks will be on display in 30 cities and towns across the state.


Concrete workers off the job at the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Aug 2, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Contract Talks Resuming Amid Construction Worker Walkout At WTC

For the second day in a row, unionized cement and concrete workers are off the job at the World Trade Center site due to an apparent citywide walkout.


Clock Ticking Toward Opening Of 9/11 Memorial

The centerpiece of the 9/11 memorial is the two square one-acre waterfalls marking where the Twin Towers stood.




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