His reporting has been cited numerous times, including awards by the Overseas Press Club, The Associated Press, UPI, The New York Press Club, the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Archdiocese of New York and a host of other organizations.
He started at WCBS in February of 1978, and covered the 88-day newspaper strike of that year. He was one of the station’s mainstays in the transit strikes of both 1980 and 2005. He covered the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the destruction and aftermath of 9/11. He has covered four major plane crashes, all of the mayoral, gubernatorial and presidential elections since 1978, murders, fires, blackouts, St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day, West Indian Day and ticker tape parades. He traveled to Rome for the consistory creating Archbishop John J. O’Connor a Cardinal, and covered the prelate’s dramatic missions to Central America and Northern Ireland. He also traveled to Rome to cover the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Over the years, he’d flown on the Pope’s plane during John Paul’s 1995 U.S. visit, covered the Pope’s trek to Cuba in 1998, and the Holy Father’s visit to New York in 1979. Lamb traveled to Saudi Arabia to witness the buildup to the Gulf War in 1990.
Lamb is a Connecticut native, born in Hartford. He graduated from the University of Detroit, and started his broadcasting career in Michigan in 1970. He worked as an anchor and reporter at WEXL, Royal Oak, WNIC, Dearborn, and at WOMC, Detroit . He arrived at WCBS from New York City rock station WXLO, 99X, where he had been the “sidekick” of morning man Jay Thomas.
First Joined WCBS880: 1978
First Story: Brooklyn Polar Bear group takes icy dip in Feb, 1978
Most Memorable Story or Interview: Flying on the Pope’s plane
Role Model: Steve Flanders
Why I’m A Journalist: It’s not boring
Alma Mater: University of Detroit
Hometown: Hartford, CT
Family: Married, one brother
Pets: Negative… allergies rule
Hobbies: Presidential trivia
Favorite Food: Hot dogs, hamburgers
Favorite Musician: Pavarotti
Favorite Author: Dickens
Favorite Book: Bleak House
Favorite Destination: Home
Favorite Actor: Peter Ustinov
Hidden Talent: whistling
Favorite Links: Google
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