Peter Schwartz

01 12 10 schwartz bio Peter SchwartzPeter joined the WFAN staff in August of 2009 as an update anchor after serving as a fill-in reporter on the FAN since March of 2007. He has been the Jets beat reporter since 2010 and has covered Super Bowls XLV and XLVI for the FAN. In addition to his work at WFAN, he is also a sports anchor/reporter for Sirius XM Satellite Radio and WCBS Newsradio 880 as well as a columnist for Jets Confidential, a monthly newspaper devoted to Gang Green.

Peter has been a member of the New York sports media since graduating from Buffalo State College with a degree in Broadcasting in 1989. His first job was with Sports Phone before moving on to work for a variety of New York area radio stations including WABC where he served as an anchor, reporter, and host.

He was the radio play-by-play voice of the Arena Football League’s New York Dragons from 2001 through 2008 while also handling play-by-play for selected telecasts. He was chosen by the league to be the play-by-play announcer for the national radio broadcasts of the Arena Bowl from 2006 to 2008. Peter also handled radio play by play for the XFL’s NY/NJ Hitmen in 2001 and for the New York Saints of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1993 through 1996.

Peter enjoys spending time with his family, collecting sports memorabilia, and travel.

A graduate of East Meadow High School, Peter resides on Long Island with his wife Sheryl and their sons Bradley and Jared.

Patrick Turner (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images) , Muhammad Wilkerson (credit: AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Schwartz: Jets Go From The MetLife Bowl To The Backup Bowl

If you have Jets season tickets, then you paid good money for seats to Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Eagles. The popular thought would be to put some salt and pepper on those tickets and eat them, but I think the game is worth watching.

WFAN–09/01/2011

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Schwartz: Jets Sloppy In Winning Snoopy

Just minutes after Monday night’s game, a delighted Jets head coach Rex Ryan was presented with a trophy and a check for $40,000 for the team’s charity of choice. However, if Ryan was being truthful, he would have apologized to Snoopy for a sloppy performance.

WFAN–08/30/2011

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Schwartz: Finally, It’s Time For Jets-Giants

MetLife shelled out a lot of money for the naming rights to the stadium in East Rutherford — and to put their name on Monday night’s Jets-Giants “MetLife Bowl.” It will definitely look better with some fans in the stands.

WFAN–08/29/2011

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Schwartz: Is The Luster Lost For This Year’s Jets-Giants Preseason Clash?

Some of the annual preseason fire for Jets-Giants might be lost this year. Why? Because the teams will meet in the regular season on December 24. However, it’s still Gang Green against Big Blue, and that makes for an interesting night.

WFAN–08/26/2011

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Schwartz: I Told You Burress Would Be The Story For Jets, And Boy Was He

The final score was irrelevant. It means nothing. Here’s the most important thing to come out of the Jets’ 27-7 win over the Bengals on Sunday night. 3 catches, 66 yards and a 26-yard touchdown catch for Plaxico Burress.

WFAN–08/22/2011

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Schwartz: Plaxico Burress’ Return The Big Story For Jets-Bengals

More times than not, a preseason game carries very few storylines with it. But Sunday’s contest between the Jets and Bengals has a big one — the expected return to the field of Plaxico Burress.

WFAN–08/19/2011

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Schwartz: Jets vs. Texans: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Some people may subscribe to the following theory about pre-season football: “It’s three hours of my life that I’ll never get back!” In a lot of ways, that’s true — though there was a lot to take out of Jets vs. Texans.

WFAN–08/16/2011

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Schwartz: Jets-Texans Preview

This is what we have waited for. It was something that we thought might not happen because of the lockout. Are you ready for some… preseason football?

WFAN–08/15/2011

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Schwartz: A Busy Thursday For Jets

When you cover an NFL team, just about anything can happen on any day at training camp. Teams are always bringing guys in, cutting players, and repeating the process.

WFAN–08/05/2011

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger answers questions during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas. The Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers in NFL football Super Bowl XLV Sunday, Feb. 6. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Super Bowl Blog: Thursday In Dallas

Thursday was another eventful day here in Dallas and not all of it had to do with Super Bowl XLV. In addition to another day of practice for the Packers and Steelers, there were plenty of things going on inside and outside of the media center.

WFAN–02/04/2011

Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews (52) stretches with teammats during practice, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Dallas. Green Bay will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL football Super Bowl XLV Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Super Bowl Blog: Hitting The Practice Field

On Wednesday, the Packers and Steelers practiced for the first time since arriving in North Texas – both teams took their practices indoors because of the inclement weather here in the Dallas area.

WFAN–02/03/2011

Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets leaves the field as Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on after the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the New York Jets 24 to 19 in their 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jets Blog: Bitter Disappointment

There’s really no other way to say it. The Jets failed to capitalize on an opportunity to go to their first Super Bowl since 1969.

WFAN–01/24/2011

Jets vs. Steelers - Sunday, 6:30 p.m. on CBS2

Jets Blog: Jets-Steelers AFC Championship Preview

Is this finally the year? We’ll find out on Sunday as the Jets play in the AFC Championship Game for the fourth time when they take on the Steelers at Heinz Field.

WFAN–01/23/2011

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, right, and Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin meet after the Jets' 22-17 win in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Jets Blog: Rex Ends Hex

Another loss and maybe the legend of the “Same Old Jets” would have continued. But after back-to-back losses that sent them reeling, New York came up big in Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Steelers.

WFAN–12/20/2010

Week 15: Steelers vs. Jets

Jets Blog: Jets-Steelers Preview

Having lost two in a row, the Jets bring a 9-4 record into Heinz Field for a meeting with the 10-3 Steelers. It’s a tough challenge and the players know it.

WFAN–12/17/2010

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