Michael Wallace

Michael-Wallace-portraitI joined WCBS as an anchor in 2005.  My alarm goes off at 2:15 AM every weekday, much to the chagrin of my wife, three kids, and beagle in Northern New Jersey.  People ask me all the time if I ever get used to getting up so early.  After doing it for most of my radio career, which began in 1991, my answer is an unequivocal NO.

Still, I wouldn’t trade my job for any other (except maybe play-by-play for my favorite team, the Boston Bruins). I love informing our listeners, and I love the camaraderie we have in the newsroom in the morning. Not a day goes by where I don’t laugh here, and that’s important to me.  When you’re covering so many serious and often depressing stories, you need to be able to laugh now and then.

Feel free to e-mail me at mwallace@wcbs880.com.  I answer it all.  And if you can stand my bad jokes, follow me on Twitter.

NJ State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (file / credit: New Jersey Senate Democrats)

WCBS 880 Interview: NJ St. Sen. Pres. Stephen Sweeney Talks Politics, Credit, And More

Gov. Chris Christie has been getting all the attention for signing that pension reform law in New Jersey that forces state workers to contribute a lot more for their health coverage and retirement.


NY Daily News Cartoonist Bill Gallo Dies At 88

Bill Gallo, a cartoonist and columnist for the New York Daily News, whose playful characters included depicting the blustering New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in a spiked Prussian military helmet, has died.


Forecasters: Roads Will Refreeze As Temps Drop

The latest winter storm is ending as rain in most places Wednesday after an extended period of sleet and freezing rain brought up to three quarters of an inch of ice on streets and sidewalks.


Snow blowers on Long Island

There’s No Escaping Snow Misery Anywhere In Tri-State

No matter where you went in the Tri-State Area on Thursday there was no escaping the aftermath of a Wednesday snowstorm that dropped as much as 20 inches in certain spots.


New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez celebrates a touchdown against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium - Foxboro, MA - Jan 16, 2011 - Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

What Happens To AFC Champ Shirts If Jets Lose?

They’re going to win…but what if they lose? What will happen to the Jets AFC Championship shirts that are already being printed?


Richard Blumenthal celebrates his victory over Linda McMahon in the U.S. Senate race - Hartford, CT - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images

Connecticut’s Junior U.S. Senator Speaks Out

Richard Blumenthal has been the junior U.S. Senator from Connecticut for less than a month.


Gov. M. Jodi Rell is seen at a Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast - Cromwell, CT - Dec 13, 2010 - AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Jodi Rell Reflects On Six Years As CT Governor

On January 5, 2011, Jodi Rell leaves the Connecticut state capitol and Dan Malloy takes over as governor.


UConn Women Match UCLA Men’s Winning Streak

UConn won its 88th straight women’s game to equal the mark set by the UCLA men, beating No. 11 Ohio State 81-50 on Sunday in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden.


First Place Up For Grabs In Jets-Patriots Showdown

While many media members and fans are calling the Patriots legitimate Super Bowl contenders, the Jets have some skeptics despite their record.


Governor-Elect Dan Malloy is seen with running mate Nancy Wyman arrive for a news conference - Hartford, CT - Nov 8, 2010 - AP Photo/Jessica Hill

CT Governor-Elect Dan Malloy Talks State’s Future

The secretary of the state is scheduled to formally certify the Nov. 2 elections at her Capitol office today, a day before the deadline set by state law to do so.


Elections technician Yolanda Santiago looks at returns at the Connecticut Secretary of the State's Office - Hartford, CT - Nov 5, 2010 - AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Hearing Tonight On Bridgeport Ballot Shortage

It took days after the November 3 election to determine that Democrat Dan Malloy had defeated Republican Tom Foley in the Connecticut Governor’s race.