Peter Haskell

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Peter Haskell has been a reporter at WCBS 880 since 1994 following stints at WCTC Radio in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and WSUS Radio/TV in Sussex County, New Jersey.  He’s covered a wide variety of stories from politics, crime, disasters, sports, human interest and everything in between. Breaking news assignments include: hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, train derailments, plane crashes, shootings, fires and earthquakes.  Haskell has covered 9/11, its aftermath, related events and every anniversary ceremony.

In politics, he’s covered eight national political conventions, New Hampshire primaries and President Obama’s 2008 election night event.

Sports coverage includes multiple World Series, Super Bowls, Stanley Cup finals, NBA championships, NYC Marathons and World Cup matches.

He’s also covered national stories that include an earthquake in Haiti, the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, the Sandy Hook shooting, JFK Jr.’s plane crash and the Washington DC sniper.

Haskell has earned numerous awards for his work.

Yanks Rally Comes Up Short, Lose To Tigers 5-3

NEW YORK (AP / WCBS 880) — Detroit closer Jose Valverde held off a furious New York ninth-inning rally and the Tigers avoided a major slip-up, beating the Yankees 5-3 on a rainy Sunday and evening their best-of-five AL playoff series at one game apiece. WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell: Andy Pettitte Threw Out The First Pitch Down […]


Boos At Citi Field: Mets Pull Jose Reyes After Just 1 At-Bat

Well, that was quick. If you paid to watch Jose Reyes’ possible final game with the Mets, you got to see him — for all of one at-bat.


Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Schumer Wants Feds To Pay For Saw Mill River Dredging

After recent flooding, there is a new push by one New York senator to do something to prevent it in the future.


File / Photo: AP

New York State Thruway Cops Cracking Down On Drivers Using Cell Phones

Operation Hang Up, which resulted in a thousand tickets during last year’s blitz, is back.


Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Railroad Adding ‘Quiet Cars’

Suburban commuters may soon be able to travel in a railroad car where the loudest noise is a subdued conversation.


Officials Urge Residents In New Jersey’s ‘Bear Country’ To Secure Trash

A shortage of acorns and nuts this year may force bears to find food in other places, such as your trash can.


Parking Day at Forham University at West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue - New York, NY - Sep 16, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Parking Day Observed With Outdoor Theater At Fordham Manhattan Campus

It’s not exactly Shakespeare in the Park, but they are calling it Shakespeare in the Parking Space.


The New York Jets host the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Tighter Security Expected At MetLife Stadium Following Sept. 11 Stun Gun Incident

Heading to the Jets game on Sunday or the Giants game on Monday? Pack some patience along with your team spirit.


Irene's damage along the Metro-North Railroad tracks is seen from Chopper 880 - Sloatsburg, NY - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Limited Train Service To Return To Port Jervis Line Monday

Since Hurricane Irene hit, service has been out on Metro-North Railroad’s Port Jervis Line.


Flooding is seen from Chopper 880 in the area of Little Falls and Fairfield in New Jersey - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Warns Of Post-Flood Scam

Homeowners in Little Falls received a “Financial Recovery Awards” letter in which the “Payment Security Administration” told recipients they’ll receive up to $27,500.


Lawmaker Wants Answers From LIPA After Nursing Homes Left Powerless For Days

Two nursing homes that are on LIPA’s critical care priority list were in the dark for four days in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.


New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza is seen at Shea Stadium - Queens, NY - Sep 21, 2001 (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former New York Mets Catcher Mike Piazza Recalls First Post-9/11 Game

For sports fans in New York after 9/11, a baseball game at Shea Stadium was a capstone to a difficult time.


New York Mets Logo (file / credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Current, Former New York Mets Visit FDNY Ladder 3

A tradition continues as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches.


Firefighters are seen at the rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Ron Agam/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Fallen Fire Lt. Kevin Dowdell’s Sons Remember Him

The stories of those who survived on 9/11 and the families of those who didn’t are varied and emotional.


The rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: ALEX FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: John Devlin Lives With The Aftermath Of Working At Ground Zero

Since the toxic dust cloud engulfed Lower Manhattan on 9/11, thousands have died or gotten sick. Many have cancer and that number is growing.