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

The intersection of Delancey Street and Essex Street - New York, NY - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Lower East Side Intersection One Of City’s Most Dangerous

The movie “Crossing Delancey” brought romance, but the reality of actually trying to cross it brings danger.

08/01/2011

The World Trade Center cross is seen at St. Peter's Church - New York, NY - Sep 10, 2010 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

World Trade Center Cross Moves To 9/11 Memorial On Saturday

During the emotional cleanup at Ground Zero, the cross found in the rubble of the World Trade Center became a symbol of solace and peace.

07/22/2011

John Feal (file / credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

9/11 Advocates In Washington Pushing For Emergency Radio Support

A group of 9/11 responders is in Washington, trying to convince lawmakers to give a helping hand to cops and firefighters.

07/20/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at City Hall - New York, NY - Jul 19, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

New York City Challenges Silicon Valley On High Tech Front

Silicon Valley might be the high tech capital of the world, but New York wants to change that.

07/19/2011

Williamsburg Bridge (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Calls Renewed For Tolls On East River Bridges

One hundred years after tolls were removed from the East River Bridges, Gridlock Sam is calling for them to be reinstated to get money needed for maintenance and repairs.

07/19/2011

(credit: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Judge Declares Mistrial In Roger Clemens Perjury Case

The judge presiding over Roger Clemens’ perjury trial has declared a mistrial over over inadmissible evidence shown to jurors that could have prejudiced them against the former Yankees star.

WFAN–07/14/2011

Caylee Anthony (credit: AP)

Ralph Caputo Latest NJ Lawmaker To Introduce A Version Of ‘Caylee’s Law’

Assemblyman Caputo’s bill requires parents to report missing children within 12 hours.

07/14/2011

Ed Sullivan Theater (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Here We Go Again: Another Person Vandalizes Ed Sullivan Theater

Alvin Moore faces burglary and criminal mischief charges. Police say Moore told them he was upset because Letterman hadn’t responded to a number of demo tapes he sent him.

07/14/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces an expansion of the city's electric car fleet - Queens, NY - Jul 12, 2011 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

New York City Expands Electric Car Fleet, Hopes Citizens Will Follow

New York City already had the largest municipal electric car fleet in the country and now it’s getting even bigger.

07/13/2011

Family members encircle the reflecting pool at the 9-11 Seventh Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony in New York USA, on 11, September 2008. (credit: Peter Foley/Getty Images)

Names From Flight 77, Flight 93 Added To List For 9/11 Anniversary Reading

The names of the 9/11 victims have always been read, but now the victims from the other attacks will also be remembered.

07/13/2011

Derek Jeter

Will Tonight Be The Night? Yankees’ Derek Jeter Just 2 Shy Of No. 3,000

Derek Jeter’s chase for 3,000 hits will continue for at least one more night. He’s ready for all the hype surrounding the accomplishment to die down.

WFAN–07/08/2011

Deutsche Bank skyscraper (credit: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

No Manslaughter Convictions In Deutsche Bank Fire

Mitchel Alvo and the John Galt Corp. have been acquitted of manslaughter in a blaze that killed two firefighters at a condemned bank tower at Ground Zero.

07/06/2011

With the Capitol in the background, former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, center, with his wife Debbie Clemens, center, and attorney Rusty Hardin, arrives at federal court in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2011, for his trial on charges of lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs during his 23-year career. (credit: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Ex-Yankees David Cone, Wade Boggs Could Testify For Roger Clemens In Perjury Trial

Wade Boggs and David Cone are among 10 former ballplayers or people associated with MLB who could be called as witnesses for Roger Clemens’ defense against charges he lied to Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

WFAN–07/06/2011

Duane Reade Bag (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Duane Reade Takes Things Up A Notch With New Store At 40 Wall Street

With a hair salon, sushi bar and juice station, the new Duane Reade on Wall Street is not just a place for you to pick up your prescriptions.

07/06/2011

Derek Jeter baseballs on display at the MLB Fan Cave - New York, NY - Jul 5, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

MLB Ready To Deploy Marked Baseballs For Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit

After Derek Jeter reaches hit number 2,999, every time he steps to the plate, a new ball will be put into play.

07/06/2011

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