Tony Paige

paige dsc 0009 headshot Tony PaigeBeginning in January , 2006, Tony Paige took over as the overnight sports talk show host on WFAN (Sports Radio 66) in New York City.

Paige returned to the WFAN airwaves in June 2003 as a Saturday evening sports talk show host then added the Saturday 1-6am hosting position. He started at WFAN beginning in February 1995 to December 2000 as the early Sunday morning talk show host.

He is currently a color analyst for the “Broadway Boxing” series airing on the Madison Square Garden (MSG) Network.

He is also a United States field producer for KOTV, a weekly boxing program based in London, England, that airs in 70 countries worldwide. Paige’s duties include covering the sport of boxing from press conferences, training camps and fight sites around the United States.

From January 2001 to June 2002, Paige was public relations director for Duva Boxing, a boxing promotional company based in Totowa, New Jersey with 30 boxers under contract.

From August 1999 to August 2002, Paige worked as the color analyst for the “Real Fights” and “Roy Jones, Jr. Presents” boxing series airing on MSG.

From May 1997 to January 1998, Paige wrote a daily sports column for the New Jersey-based Asbury Park Press’ website.

Paige has worked as a boxing broadcast journalist for ESPN, ESPN2, Showtime, SHOBOX, Prime Network and for international television as a broadcaster and producer.

He has also filled in as a television host of “NewsSportsTalk” on the NewSports Network and “Sports Talk Live” on the Comcast Network.

From July 1993 to December 1994, Paige was a television producer/reporter for “Boxing News Feed,” a twice-monthly boxing news gathering program for the international market based in Arlington, Virginia.

Paige was the full-time sports editor for the Brooklyn-based weekly newspaper, The City Sun, from 1989-1993. He started at the paper as a sports columnist in 1986, while still the supervisor of the photo department at the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

He was an 11-year contributor on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) program, “The Sports Report.”

Paige has been a sports journalist for over 30 years and in November 1999 he was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame in the media category.

In 1987 and 1990, Paige was selected winner in the weekly newspaper category in the Women’s Sports Foundation journalism contest and was a finalist in 1988, 1989 and 1991. He also captured the 1990 Griot Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists for his 1989 12-page supplement entitled “Black Women in Sports.”

In 1992, Paige was named International Boxing Federation (IBF) Writer of the Year.

Paige, whose work has appeared in the Village Voice, Black Enterprise, The Ring, Newsday and the New York Daily News (sports and TV entertainment), is a former radio news reporter for WTNT, a CBS affiliate in Tallahassee, Florida.

For October 1976, Paige worked as a photographer in Uganda (while Idi Amin was president) for the New York City-based weekly, The Black American.

In October 1988, Paige was a publicist for NBC Sports at the Seoul Olympics.

In 1988, Paige was a speaker at the National Association of Black Journalist’s (NABJ) convention in St. Louis, Missouri, at a seminar entitled “How To Be an Effective Sportswriter.” At the 1989 New York NABJ convention, Paige was a panelist on “Minority Hiring in the Sports Department.” At the 1991 NABJ convention in Kansas City, Missouri, Paige was a panelist for the topic “Sports and Public Relations.”

In July 1993, Paige moderated a panel on “Blacks in Sports” at the annual NAACP convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In May 2002, Paige was a panelist at the NABJ Regional Convention discussing the 175th anniversary of the Black Press in America at Columbia University in New York City.

Paige, who attended City College of New York and Florida A&M University, was president of the New York Association of Black Journalists from March 1992 to February 1993. From January 1993 to December 1996, he served as president of the Boxing Writers Association of America. He was the first black man to hold that position in the 54-year history of the organization.

Paige is married to the former Terilyn Smith of Bermuda and they reside in East Windsor, New Jersey with their son Jalen.

Paige also has three grown children: Kassandra (and grandson Terrence), Dante and Nicole.

Ines Sainz (Franklin/AP)

Paige One: Yes For Women Journalists

With certain athletes and teams performing badly when it comes to female journalists in the locker room, the question still remains: Do female journalists belong in the male dominating locker room?

WFAN–09/17/2010