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.
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.
WCBS 880’s John Metaxas had the station’s weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.
It’s hard enough for the able-bodied and young to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Imagine being elderly.
Those looking for work came from a variety of backgrounds, including child services professional Deborah Riddy and former business owner Matthew Manning.
US Representative Eliot Engel says compromise over the debt ceiling may not be achievable and says the president should act unilaterally.
Police said the same man has attacked at least seven women on the Upper East Side since the first attack on January 5.
The judge freed Strauss-Kahn from house arrest without bail following blockbuster revelations regarding the accuser’s credibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gurmaj Singh, the current temple president, said the attackers used musical instruments, swords, bats and metal rods against worshippers in the temple.
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.
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.
Along Steinway Street in Astoria’s “Little Egypt”, folks were furious over Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s refusal to resign.
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.
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 may soon be coming to Brooklyn, but the retailer’s potential move is not popular with some local merchants who fear the competition.
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.
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?
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.
Did you hear the chat with Rick Newman of U.S. News & World Report?
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.
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.
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.
Choking hazards and toxic chemicals are among the dangers outlined in the New York Public Interest Research Group’s “Trouble in Toyland” report.
These are the ten days a year when drivers curse because it’s so difficult to get around!
Officer Andre Menzies, 35, was killed early Monday morning on his way home from a shift at the Queens Housing Bureau.
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.
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.
Flames left the St. Mary Magdalene Church in ruins on Saturday in Springfield Gardens, Queens.
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 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.
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.”
Kentrel Whitaker, 32, was apprehended Tuesday night and charged with attempted rape and assault, police said.
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.