Tom Kaminski

tom kaminski headshot Tom KaminskiSince 1988, I’ve had the best seat in the house. I’m privileged to get the kind of view of New York that many people can only dream about. And I’m humbled by how many of you tell me I helped you. I really appreciate that. I’m a very fortunate guy, in many ways.

If I had to come up with three words that describe the things I’ve seen over these years, they would have to be: heartbreak, heroes, and hope. The stories of heartbreak are endless. A tragic fire, an awful collision, a person standing on a bridge who isn’t sure whether that moment will be his last. Then there are the heroes who rescue someone from that burning building, pry the injured driver out of that car, and give that guy on the bridge a chance to talk to someone. That’s where the hope shines in, and is victorious, every time.

For me, and for millions of people just like me, September 11 2001 rolled heartbreak, heroes and hope into one memory. I flew in Chopper 880 for over 10 years before that horrible day, I flew as the horror unfolded in front of me, and I’ve been flying nearly every day since. I can tell you, unequivocally: hope shines in, and is victorious. Every time. You don’t have to be looking at New York from 1000 feet to know that.

Thanks for tuning in and giving me some your time every morning and afternoon… I’m truly grateful. “Easy Does It!”

VIDEO: A Ride In WCBS Chopper 880 With Tom Kaminski

It’s a view that millions of people come to New York for, but for WCBS traffic reporter Tom Kaminski, it’s just another day in the office.


The Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards is under construction from Chopper 880 - Brooklyn, NY - May 25, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Barclays Center Construction Progressing At Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards

An arena is growing in the County of Kings. The Barclays Center is the biggest piece of the Atlantic Yards complex and is under construction right now in Brooklyn. And yes, we have the pictures to prove it.


Runners participate in the 2010 Lincoln Tunnel Challenge - Photo: Special Olympics of New Jersey

You Can Design The Lincoln Tunnel Challenge Shirt!

It’s Lincoln Tunnel Challenge time again!


Construction on the Barclays Center is seen from Chopper 880 – Brooklyn, NY – Dec 22, 2010 – Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

Construction Hums Along On Barclays Center

Right now, they are the New Jersey Nets. That is set to change for the 2012-2013 NBA season.


Polo Grounds - Then and Now - Photos:, Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

The Polo Grounds: Then And Now

The Giants’ final season in New York City was 1957.


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