Joey Wahler has spent his career as an anchor/reporter, writer, producer and play-by-play announcer in the No. 1 media market, aspirations that began at age 11. The Brooklyn native is a WFAN update anchor since 2004, also anchoring updates nationally on CBS Sports Radio Network. Known for his entertaining persona, Wahler is a nine-time New York Emmy Award nominee for previous anchoring and reporting at News 12 New Jersey and Madison Square Garden Network. At News 12 he covered the Giants, Jets, Nets and local colleges. At MSG Wahler filled in anchoring for his idol, Marv Albert, carving a niche generating compelling human interest features. Wahler has filled in nationally on DirecTV’s Artie Lange Show, interviewing guests about pop culture, entertainment and sports.
A passionate writer, Wahler does a sports blog for newjerseynewsroom.com called 300 Words Or Less. He has written for the New York Post, MSG.com and SNY.tv. An animal lover, he wrote for zootoo.com, then the Internet’s leading pet news source, also anchoring and producing video segments. At News 12 Connecticut and New Jersey’s WZBN-TV, Wahler covered news, including gubernatorial elections, high-profile trials, and venturing inside Trenton State Prison for a story on notorious murderers like Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski and Richard List.
An accomplished play-by-play announcer, Wahler has called college basketball nationally for Westwood One, including 12 NCAA Tournament games, the Pac 12 Championship and No. 1 Memphis vs. No. 2 Tennessee. In the 2007 Big Dance, he called Virginia Commonwealth’s first-round upset of Duke and Butler’s second-round upset of Maryland, the latter culminating with Wahler’s memorable cry, “The twerps have beaten the Terps!” Wahler has been the Division I men’s basketball voice of Wagner College, LIU-Brooklyn, St. Peter’s University and Rider University. In 2010-2011, Wahler called games for both LIU and St. Peter’s when remarkably both made the NCAA Tournament.
Wahler attended Seton Hall University, mentored by late sports broadcasting legend Marty Glickman. At WSOU-FM, Wahler called games for SHU’s men’s basketball team, which made four NCAA Tournament appearances during that time. In a competition, MSG Network named him the best basketball announcer on college radio in the New York metropolitan area. Wahler was awarded by calling a quarter of a Knicks game live on WFAN with analyst Walt Frazier.