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.