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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

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.

09/06/2011

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.

09/05/2011

The Bronx River Parkway by Exit 10B in Yonkers (credit: Facebook fan pic by Kathryn MacDonald)

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.

08/30/2011

New York City firefighters relax after battling a three-alarm fire in Brooklyn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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

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

08/25/2011

People stand in a square outside the courthouse after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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?

08/24/2011

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.

08/23/2011

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.

08/22/2011

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.

08/17/2011

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.

08/15/2011

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.

08/13/2011

The Late Elaine Kaufman (credit: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

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.

08/10/2011

The north pool waterfall is tested as work continues on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site on June 30, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

08/10/2011

In this Dec. 23, 2002 file photo, a twisted beam sits among relics plucked from the 1.6 million tons of debris from the World Trade Center in a storage hangar at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. New York State officials are likely to draw from the cache of artifacts as it creates 30 different exhibits of relics from Ground Zero meant to give New Yorkers around the state something to contemplate as they reflect and mourn the losses from the 2001 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)

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.

08/10/2011

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.

08/02/2011

Aerial view of Ground Zero on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. (credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)

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.

08/01/2011

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