Stan Brooks is a 1010 WINS original…literally. In late 1964, when Stan was News Director of then “top-40″ 1010 WINS, he was approached by Westinghouse management and trusted with an enormous secret. 1010 WINS was going all news, and he would be in charge of the news department. Working in secrecy, Stan assembled the air and editorial staffs, worked out the format, and on April 19, 1965 launched 1010 WINS as America’s first successful all-news station.
Born in New York, Stan graduated from Syracuse University and worked as a reporter and editor at Newsday for 11 years before joining WINS in 1962. After several years of heading the news department, Stan decided to return to the work he loves best – reporting.
While some consider Stan Brooks to be the City Hall reporter at 1010 WINS, the fact is Stan goes wherever the news is. From the jailing of Jimmy Hoffa, to Attica, to the Crash of TWA Flight 800, Stan has covered it all for 1010 WINS. Luckily for us, Stan’s still out there combining his 5 decades of reporting experience with an enthusiasm hard to find in a cub reporter these days.
By the way, Stan is the dad of renowned jazz musician George Brooks, who has his own website at http://www.georgebrooks.com.
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