John Metaxas

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John Metaxas is an award-winning news reporter and anchor at WCBS Newsradio 880 and CBS 2 where he has covered stories that range from politics and the New York City transit strike to the Bernard Madoff fraud hearings and the landing of the U.S. Airways jetliner in the Hudson River.  He has broadcast live from a Yankees ticker-tape parade and several New York City Marathons.

Before joining CBS, John anchored and reported on financial news at CNN and CNBC and covered a presidential campaign for ABC News.  Over the course of his career he has interviewed such world figures as Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.  At CNN John anchored Your Money, the network’s weekly look at personal finance issues.  His reports appeared internationally on all of CNN’s networks, including on the program Moneyline.  He was CNN’s Nasdaq correspondent, reporting hourly during that market’s crash in 2000-01.

John has practiced law in New York.  As Chief Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Officer for a Silicon Valley-based financial services/technology company he counseled the CEO on interaction with the news media and created messaging related to corporate strategy, investor relations, crisis management and regulatory issues.  He has trained executives and businesspeople in public speaking, crisis communications and on-camera presentation.

As Station Manager and Sports Director of WKCR-FM in New York, John anchored live coverage of the Democratic Convention from Madison Square Garden and broadcast live play-by-play of more than 100 intercollegiate sporting events.  He is a graduate of Columbia College (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Columbia Law School and is admitted to the bar in New York.

Commuters Balk As DOT Changes Parking Regulations In Sunnyside

Local residents say commuters come in from Long Island and hog up the spots along Queens Boulevard for 12 hours and then hop onto the 7 train into the city.


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The Art of the Self-Mocking Hashtag

WCBS 880’s John Metaxas had the station’s weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.


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Tri-State Area Seniors Coping With Hurricane Irene’s Aftermath

It’s hard enough for the able-bodied and young to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Imagine being elderly.


Unemployed New Yorkers Make Their Pitch At Midtown Job Fair

Those looking for work came from a variety of backgrounds, including child services professional Deborah Riddy and former business owner Matthew Manning.


Rep. Eliot Engel Calls On President Obama To Invoke 14th Amendment To Raise Debt Ceiling

US Representative Eliot Engel says compromise over the debt ceiling may not be achievable and says the president should act unilaterally.


NYPD Continues Hunt For Upper East Side Serial Groper

Police said the same man has attacked at least seven women on the Upper East Side since the first attack on January 5.


Judge Releases Dominique Strauss-Kahn On His Own Recognizance

The judge freed Strauss-Kahn from house arrest without bail following blockbuster revelations regarding the accuser’s credibility.


Police: Man Steals Cash, Pills From CVS Pharmacy In Farmingville

Police are investigating a robbery at a Long Island pharmacy that occurred exactly one week after four people were shot to death in a Medford drug store.


Taxi Workers Alliance Has A Change Of Heart On Mayor’s Livery Cab Bill

It was a switch of gears for the group — suddenly supporting the mayor’s bill to let livery cabs pick up fares in the outer boroughs after some last minute concessions from the city.


Queens Man Arrested In Egypt & Accused Of Being An Israeli Spy

The family of Ilan Grapel was able to speak with the 27-year-old man on Sunday and said he told them he was being treated well. Meanwhile, the State Department indicated that its ability in the case was limited.


Jacoby And Meyers Sues Over Ban On Non-Lawyer Law Firm Investment

Andrew Finkelstein, a partner with the law firm, said that by tapping into outside sources of funds, the firm could deliver legal services to clients at a lower price. Also, he argued that the rules were unconstitutional.


8 Arrested In Sword Fight At Sikh Temple In Queens

Gurmaj Singh, the current temple president, said the attackers used musical instruments, swords, bats and metal rods against worshippers in the temple.


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Roommate Charged In Rutgers University Student Tyler Clementi’s Suicide

A grand jury has charged a former student with bias intimidation for allegedly using a webcam to spy on his male roommate’s intimate encounter with a man.


Tri-State Area Faces More Wintry Weather

It’s no April Fool’s joke. More snow will hit parts of the Tri-State Area shortly after it enjoyed a brief reprieve from old man winter.


Astoria’s ‘Little Egypt’ Stunned By Mubarak’s Move

Along Steinway Street in Astoria’s “Little Egypt”, folks were furious over Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s refusal to resign.


Jetties Blamed For Beach Erosion, Storm Damage In Montauk

Homeowner Frank DeVito said that when he and his family first moved into the area, they had a “wonderful beach.” With 60 feet of the beach now eroded, DeVito blamed the jetties.


Police: Queens Suspects Pushed Elderly Women, Took ATM Cards

Many in Jamaica Estates were stunned by the brazen string of crimes in which the female victims — in their 50’s and 60’s — were pushed into cars, and in one case into a trunk.


Wal-Mart To Open Retail Location In Brooklyn?

Wal-Mart may soon be coming to Brooklyn, but the retailer’s potential move is not popular with some local merchants who fear the competition.


NYC Wants To Use Speed Cameras To Catch Lead Foot Drivers

The speed cameras could capture the speeding violation, snap a photo of their license plate and have a summons sent directly to their home without them even knowing about it.


NYC Residents Frustrated By Delayed Trash Collection

If you’ve walked or driven on many streets in New York City, you know that mountains of snow have been replaced by piles of garbage. So how bad has the situation gotten?


Officials Hope ‘Move Over Act’ Will Protect Emergency Workers

The new law, punishable by a fine of up to $275, is named in honor of Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Glenn Searles and State Trooper Robert Ambrose.


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Why Baby Boomers Are Bummed Out

Did you hear the chat with Rick Newman of U.S. News & World Report?


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Real-Life Grinch Hits Newburgh Salvation Army

Who would steal from children in need? It’s a real Christmas crime – 60 gifts from a Salvation Army headquarters were swiped by a real-life Grinch.


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Pit Bull Attacks Leave NYC Dog Owners On Edge

For more and more dog owners in the East Village, the pit bull has become the pet of choice – but that trend is frightening owners of other breeds, some of whom say they’re arming themselves.


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LI Woman Survives Case Of Deadly, Flesh-Eating Bacteria

A terrible case of oft-lethal, flesh-eating bacteria on Long Island almost claimed the life of a Bellmore mother, but some quick-thinking doctors managed to save the day.


NY Research Group Cautions Parents About Toy Safety

Choking hazards and toxic chemicals are among the dangers outlined in the New York Public Interest Research Group’s “Trouble in Toyland” report.


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Gridlock Alert Season Begins In New York City

These are the ten days a year when drivers curse because it’s so difficult to get around!


Off-Duty NYPD Cop Killed In L.I. Wrong Way Crash

Officer Andre Menzies, 35, was killed early Monday morning on his way home from a shift at the Queens Housing Bureau.


Schneiderman Defeats Donovan In NY A.G. Race

Election returns show the Democratic state senator beating the Republican Staten Island District Attorney in the race to be New York’s next attorney general.


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It’s Wilson Vs. DiNapoli For New York State Comptroller

A Republican former hedge fund manager who says New York’s finances need fixing is challenging the Democratic incumbent who says he’s cleaned up the mess he inherited.


Fire Destroys Church, But Not Parishioners’ Spirit

Flames left the St. Mary Magdalene Church in ruins on Saturday in Springfield Gardens, Queens.


Westchester Works To Prevent Tree Damage Ahead Of Storm

It seems there’s been an epidemic of tree-trashing wind storms lately, from the tornado that hit Queens in September, a falling tree killing a woman on the Grand Central Parkway, to the devastation that tore through a Katonah neighborhood in July.


Truffles Create Stinky Situation On West Side

Truffles are a pricey delicacy at New York’s top restaurants, but their pungent aroma can be an acquired taste, especially if it seeps into your West Side condominium.


Parents Of Rutgers Teen Touched By Support

The family of Tyler Clementi is speaking out for the first time, requesting privacy and thanking family, friends and the public for their “outpouring of emotion.”


Suspect Arrested In Harlem Sex Assault

Kentrel Whitaker, 32, was apprehended Tuesday night and charged with attempted rape and assault, police said.


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2 Arrested In Alleged Rutgers Sex Spy Scandal

Two students were charged with invasion of privacy Tuesday for allegedly secretly placing a camera in another student’s dorm and transmitting a sexual encounter over the Internet.