Peter Schwartz

01 12 10 schwartz bio Peter SchwartzPeter joined the WFAN staff in August of 2009 as an update anchor after serving as a fill-in reporter on the FAN since March of 2007. He has been the Jets beat reporter since 2010 and has covered Super Bowls XLV and XLVI for the FAN. In addition to his work at WFAN, he is also a sports anchor/reporter for Sirius XM Satellite Radio and WCBS Newsradio 880 as well as a columnist for Jets Confidential, a monthly newspaper devoted to Gang Green.

Peter has been a member of the New York sports media since graduating from Buffalo State College with a degree in Broadcasting in 1989. His first job was with Sports Phone before moving on to work for a variety of New York area radio stations including WABC where he served as an anchor, reporter, and host.

He was the radio play-by-play voice of the Arena Football League’s New York Dragons from 2001 through 2008 while also handling play-by-play for selected telecasts. He was chosen by the league to be the play-by-play announcer for the national radio broadcasts of the Arena Bowl from 2006 to 2008. Peter also handled radio play by play for the XFL’s NY/NJ Hitmen in 2001 and for the New York Saints of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1993 through 1996.

Peter enjoys spending time with his family, collecting sports memorabilia, and travel.

A graduate of East Meadow High School, Peter resides on Long Island with his wife Sheryl and their sons Bradley and Jared.

Schwartz: Jets Are Back In Business

If the “x” gets put next to “Jets” in the AFC standings come January, it will be because of some soul searching that was done at halftime of Sunday’s 27-21 win over the Chargers at MetLife Stadium.


Schwartz: Dolphins Vs. Jets Preview

The Jets are ready to put their three game losing streak in their rear-view mirrors as they welcome the 0-4 Dolphins to MetLife Stadium on Monday night.


Interview With Freeman McNeil – New Inductee Into Jets ‘Ring of Honor’

Peter Schwartz caught up with Freeman McNeil to get his thoughts on being selected for the Ring of Honor, his career, and the current Jets.


Schwartz: Which Way Are The Jets Heading?

The finger-pointing has started. The losses are mounting. The offense continues to struggle — and the guarantees have stopped. What’s next for the Jets?


Schwartz: Patriots Vs. Jets Preview

After two straight losses, perhaps facing the Patriots is the tonic the Jets need.


Schwartz: Is It Time For The Jets To Panic?

I’m not usually one to press the panic button after four games, but we have reached the quarter pole of the season and its clear that we don’t know what the Jets identity is just yet.


Schwartz: Ravens Vs. Jets Preview

One week after a flat out disaster, the Jets have a chance to bounce back.


Schwartz: A Lot For Jets To Shore Up In Jersey

About a year ago, someone finally convinced me to give “Jersey Shore” a chance. It was five minutes of my life that I’ll never get back. I kind of feel the same way about Sunday’s Jets game.


Schwartz: Jets At Raiders Preview

Under normal circumstances, I would pick the Jets to win this game 31-10. But with the offense without Mangold and the likelihood of Sanchez being pressured into some mistakes, I the game will be a lot closer Jets fans would hope for.


Schwartz: A Costly Victory For The Jets?

Under normal conditions, the Jets would be sky high after their 32-3 win over the Jaguars, but they are holding their collective breaths and crossing their fingers about the status of Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold.


Schwartz: Jets Vs. Jaguars Preview

After New York’s emotional comeback win Sunday night, a lot of people are bringing up the “L-word.” How do the Jets avoid a letdown?


Schwartz: Jets’ Mark Sanchez Is Feeling Fine

Jets QB Mark Sanchez was a full participant in practice Wednesday, and was feeling “good” despite undergoing concussion tests after Sunday night’s win.


Schwartz: Jets Beat America’s Team On America’s Day

It was fitting that on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, New York showed courage, stayed together and rallied.


Schwartz: Jets Vs. Cowboys Preview

The Jets’ head coach has been no stranger to brash quotes since replacing Eric Mangini in 2009. But his words this past Monday clearly outline how the organization feels about Sunday night’s regular season opener against the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium.


Schwartz: Jets Remember 9/11

On Sunday night, the Jets will host the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The Jets will join the NFL and the nation as they honor, remember, and reunite with special ceremonies throughout the night.


Schwartz: Jets Go From The MetLife Bowl To The Backup Bowl

If you have Jets season tickets, then you paid good money for seats to Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Eagles. The popular thought would be to put some salt and pepper on those tickets and eat them, but I think the game is worth watching.


Schwartz: Jets Sloppy In Winning Snoopy

Just minutes after Monday night’s game, a delighted Jets head coach Rex Ryan was presented with a trophy and a check for $40,000 for the team’s charity of choice. However, if Ryan was being truthful, he would have apologized to Snoopy for a sloppy performance.


Schwartz: Finally, It’s Time For Jets-Giants

MetLife shelled out a lot of money for the naming rights to the stadium in East Rutherford — and to put their name on Monday night’s Jets-Giants “MetLife Bowl.” It will definitely look better with some fans in the stands.


Schwartz: Is The Luster Lost For This Year’s Jets-Giants Preseason Clash?

Some of the annual preseason fire for Jets-Giants might be lost this year. Why? Because the teams will meet in the regular season on December 24. However, it’s still Gang Green against Big Blue, and that makes for an interesting night.


Schwartz: I Told You Burress Would Be The Story For Jets, And Boy Was He

The final score was irrelevant. It means nothing. Here’s the most important thing to come out of the Jets’ 27-7 win over the Bengals on Sunday night. 3 catches, 66 yards and a 26-yard touchdown catch for Plaxico Burress.


Schwartz: Plaxico Burress’ Return The Big Story For Jets-Bengals

More times than not, a preseason game carries very few storylines with it. But Sunday’s contest between the Jets and Bengals has a big one — the expected return to the field of Plaxico Burress.


Schwartz: Jets vs. Texans: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Some people may subscribe to the following theory about pre-season football: “It’s three hours of my life that I’ll never get back!” In a lot of ways, that’s true — though there was a lot to take out of Jets vs. Texans.


Schwartz: Jets-Texans Preview

This is what we have waited for. It was something that we thought might not happen because of the lockout. Are you ready for some… preseason football?


Schwartz: A Busy Thursday For Jets

When you cover an NFL team, just about anything can happen on any day at training camp. Teams are always bringing guys in, cutting players, and repeating the process.


Super Bowl Blog: Thursday In Dallas

Thursday was another eventful day here in Dallas and not all of it had to do with Super Bowl XLV. In addition to another day of practice for the Packers and Steelers, there were plenty of things going on inside and outside of the media center.


Super Bowl Blog: Hitting The Practice Field

On Wednesday, the Packers and Steelers practiced for the first time since arriving in North Texas – both teams took their practices indoors because of the inclement weather here in the Dallas area.


Jets Blog: Bitter Disappointment

There’s really no other way to say it. The Jets failed to capitalize on an opportunity to go to their first Super Bowl since 1969.


Jets Blog: Jets-Steelers AFC Championship Preview

Is this finally the year? We’ll find out on Sunday as the Jets play in the AFC Championship Game for the fourth time when they take on the Steelers at Heinz Field.


Jets Blog: Rex Ends Hex

Another loss and maybe the legend of the “Same Old Jets” would have continued. But after back-to-back losses that sent them reeling, New York came up big in Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Steelers.


Jets Blog: Jets-Steelers Preview

Having lost two in a row, the Jets bring a 9-4 record into Heinz Field for a meeting with the 10-3 Steelers. It’s a tough challenge and the players know it.


Jets Blog: Time To Push The Panic Button

After the Jets’ loss in Foxboro, the countdown began. When will it be time to push the panic button? Well, start pushing!


Jets Blog: Jets-Dolphins Preview

“I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never going to keep me down!” Okay so maybe the Jets were not singing that song this week, but you get my point.


Jets Blog: New England ‘V’ Party

Kermit The Frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.” That was the case for the Jets in Foxboro Monday night.


Jets Blog: The Biggest Regular Season Jets Game Ever?

Let’s take a chronological look back at some other memorable games in Jets history and see how they stack up to what’s at stake on Monday night.


Jets Blog: The New Meadowlands Miracle

Now, I’m not going to say that Sunday’s 30-27 Jets win over the Texans is up there in American history with the Miracle on Ice, but what I will say is that this team has a little something special working for them.


Jets Preview – Rex: Let’s Get Loud!

It’s clear that Jets head coach Rex Ryan is a fan of the movie Slap Shot. How else can you explain his rant earlier this week when he challenged Jets fans to have their butts in their seats in time for pregame warm-ups?


Jets Blog: Better To Be Lucky Than Good

Although the talk shows will be filled with calls this week from Jets fans that will paint a doom and gloom picture, Gang Green is sticking to a common saying…


Jets Blog: It Don’t Come Easy

The Jets will enjoy a victory Monday — but when they get back to work on Wednesday, they’ll have to clean some things up.


Rex Ryan

Jets Blog: Jets Were Not A Treat

The best team in the NFL? That title no longer belongs to the Jets after an embarrassing 9-0 loss to the Packers on Sunday.


Jets Blog: Jets-Packers Preview

There was a time, a long time ago, when the connection between the Jets and Halloween was not a very memorable one. Well, it was something that has stuck in the memory of many, but in more of an infamous way.


Jets Blog: In Rex They Trust

The Jets are 5-1 and have the best record in the NFL. I know that may be hard for some people to believe, but it’s true.


Jets Blog: Jets/Vikings Preview

Week 5 in the NFL comes to an end with a marquee match-up for the entire nation to see. For the Jets, it’s another opportunity to show the football world what they are all about.


Jets Blog: In Front At The Quarter Pole

To say that the first month of the Jets season was eventful would be the understatement of the year.


Jets Blog: The Rise Of The San-chize

Mark Sanchez is turning into one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and with each and every win, the training wheels spin a little closer towards coming off.


Schwartz On Sports: Jets/Dolphins Preview

Sunday night’s AFC East showdown between Gang Green and the Dolphins in South Florida was certainly overshadowed by Braylon Edwards’ DWI arrest early Tuesday morning.


Schwartz On Sports: There’s No ‘I’ In Team

The Jets found a way to win despite losing Darrelle Revis for the whole second half with an injured hamstring, Nick Mangold for a series with a shoulder injury, and Jason Taylor for a few plays with an injured elbow.


New England Patriots v New York Jets

Schwartz On Sports: Jets/Patriots Preview

Starting a season 0-1, especially when you have Super Bowl aspirations, is never an ideal situation. But, starting 0-1 with the Patriots as your next opponent is asking for trouble.


Schwartz: The Latest On Revis

Revis was not made available to the media after practice although he seemed to be in great spirits in the locker room. One Jets played told me that Revis looked fine and will definitely be out there.


The Camp of Hard Knocks

Gang Green may appear to be loaded, but let’s take a look at some of the issues surrounding the Jets.