His reporting has been cited numerous times, including awards by the Overseas Press Club, The Associated Press, UPI, The New York Press Club, the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Archdiocese of New York and a host of other organizations.
He started at WCBS in February of 1978, and covered the 88-day newspaper strike of that year. He was one of the station’s mainstays in the transit strikes of both 1980 and 2005. He covered the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the destruction and aftermath of 9/11. He has covered four major plane crashes, all of the mayoral, gubernatorial and presidential elections since 1978, murders, fires, blackouts, St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day, West Indian Day and ticker tape parades. He traveled to Rome for the consistory creating Archbishop John J. O’Connor a Cardinal, and covered the prelate’s dramatic missions to Central America and Northern Ireland. He also traveled to Rome to cover the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Over the years, he’d flown on the Pope’s plane during John Paul’s 1995 U.S. visit, covered the Pope’s trek to Cuba in 1998, and the Holy Father’s visit to New York in 1979. Lamb traveled to Saudi Arabia to witness the buildup to the Gulf War in 1990.
Lamb is a Connecticut native, born in Hartford. He graduated from the University of Detroit, and started his broadcasting career in Michigan in 1970. He worked as an anchor and reporter at WEXL, Royal Oak, WNIC, Dearborn, and at WOMC, Detroit . He arrived at WCBS from New York City rock station WXLO, 99X, where he had been the “sidekick” of morning man Jay Thomas.
First Joined WCBS880: 1978
First Story: Brooklyn Polar Bear group takes icy dip in Feb, 1978
Most Memorable Story or Interview: Flying on the Pope’s plane
Role Model: Steve Flanders
Why I’m A Journalist: It’s not boring
Alma Mater: University of Detroit
Hometown: Hartford, CT
Family: Married, one brother
Pets: Negative… allergies rule
Hobbies: Presidential trivia
Favorite Food: Hot dogs, hamburgers
Favorite Musician: Pavarotti
Favorite Author: Dickens
Favorite Book: Bleak House
Favorite Destination: Home
Favorite Actor: Peter Ustinov
Hidden Talent: whistling
Favorite Links: Google
New York Botanical Garden president Gregory Long says their fifty acres of first growth forest – a native forest that has never been harvested – took a real pounding in the freak October snowstorm.
It is a very special day for the world’s busiest bridge.
There is chatter that Chris Ward, the outgoing executive director of the Port Authority, might run for mayor of New York City.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing back against federal efforts to make more New York City taxis able to handle the needs of the handicapped.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows a majority of New York City voters believe Bloomberg lost his focus during his third term.
It took a decade, but a deal has finally been struck to rebuild a New York City church destroyed on 9/11.
The group said it was protesting because it was upset about the expiration of New York state’s “millionaire’s tax” in December.
The last major gap runs from 38th to 60th streets on the East Side.
Over 100 New York City business leaders have written a joint letter to the leaders in Congress, asking that they not cut homeland security funding for the world’s biggest terrorist target.
Are people paying to cut the line for visiting the 9/11 Memorial?
Zuccotti Park is protest city. Demonstrators have been pouring in since the “Occupy Wall Street” began over a week ago.
New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered his officers to stop arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
The poll shows Quinn getting 20 percent of the vote; Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, 16 percent; former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, 12 percent; and Comptroller John Liu 10 percent.
You’ve probably stepped in a curbside street pond, but didn’t know it had a name.
U.S. stocks are mixed Friday after a week of brutal selling pushed them to new yearly lows.
If you’re under 18-years-old and have an overdue or missing book borrowed from a branch of the New York Public Library, there is some good news for you.
The Statue of Liberty is celebrating her 125th birthday a little early this year so French president Nicholas Sarkozy could be there.
The advocacy organization Environment New York says the New York City, Newark, and Bridgeport statistical area no. 5 among the regions in the nation for the most hazardous air days so far this year.
The Upper West Side store brings with it 376 new jobs and Century 21 is also expanding its original Lower Manhattan site, adding another 300 jobs there.
City officials gathered at the 9/11 memorial to recognize first responders who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Most folks consider them a nuisance. They come ambling up to your car and start wiping down your windshield, whether you want them to or not.
Saying “We can’t just cut our way out of this hole,” President Barack Obama is calling for $1.5 trillion in new taxes as part of a 10-year deficit reduction package totaling more than $3 trillion.
The expansion includes the relocation of employees from Upper Saddle River, N.J., and White Plains, N.Y.
President Barack Obama has been a controversial figure for many reasons – including his position on Israel and the Middle East.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that there are 450,000 fewer adult smokers in New York City than there were nine years ago.
There is a new effort to give New York City residents a louder voice in how the city should spend some of their tax dollars.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared that small business is going to get us out of this economic slump.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the NYPD’s 12-hour shifts had been pulled and there are fewer checkpoints around the city than over the weekend.
Michael O’Brien was sitting at his desk at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods on the 88th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center when American Airlines flight 11 slammed into the north tower.
The poll finds that ten years after 9/11, there is a strong belief among Americans that New York City will be attacked by terrorists again and that there will be another significant loss of life.
As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Daniel Libeskind, the original architect for the new World Trade Center, is seeing his vision come to life.
The 9/11 Memorial design centers on the acre-size reflecting pools set within the footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood.
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11, those who were in charge on that day are looking back.
Ten years later, Tom Von Essen retains a crystal clear image of a moment on 9/11/01.
It’s etched forever in the minds of their teachers, but for the majority of school children, Sept. 11, 2001, is a day of infamy they don’t remember.
In the days following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, then New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani became known as “America’s Mayor.”
Port Authority executive director Chris Ward says the new World Trade Center dodged a bullet in the Hurricane Irene.
Dr. Mark Farfel, Director of the WTC Health Registry, told 1010 WINS on Wednesday that the survey was very important because it provided another significant measure of the health effects.
How would you like to feed the meter without going outside?
Three floors of the western side of the imposing Brooklyn Municipal Building are being converted to a restaurant and shops.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been riding a wave of popularity in the Empire State, but now a new poll pits him against other leaders.
Council speaker Christine Quinn, usually a staunch Bloomberg ally, is furious at the administration’s court attempt to knock down a city law limiting the size of homeless shelters to 200 beds.
The standoff on Capitol Hill over deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling shows no signs of breaking.
Republican Rep. Peter King of Long Island says if President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner don’t come back together to get a deal to raise the debt ceiling, then, in his words the House will reach its own agreement with the Senate.
Jay Walder is resigning as chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority effective Oct. 21.
A number of interfaith and secular groups are trying to organize a walk toward Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary as a symbol of reversing what happened that dark day.
The 1,500 rounds of ammo, a three-inch projectile, and cartridges were discovered in the waters near the Brooklyn tower of the bridge last October.
An investigation reveals the temptation to steal gas from New York’s state-owned fuel pumps has apparently been too great for some workers.
Federal prosecutors have said that nearly the entire sum the city spent on the project was tainted by an epic fraud that involved hundreds of contractors, systemic overbilling and an international money-laundering conspiracy.
Public water stations will be set up in outdoor spaces throughout the city.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing his crusade against illegal guns, now with a national TV ad.
A groundbreaking Friday for a new theater in Brooklyn will become the theatrical home for Shakespeare and other classics.
Holding signs saying “Walmart Always Discriminates” and “Merchant of Shame,” women’s groups, unions, and elected officials including a number of councilwomen gathered on the City Hall steps.
Bloomberg remembered his mother as a woman of “unimpeachable integrity” who offered “constant love.”
NYPL President Paul LeClerc said that school children would be hurt the most by the proposed cuts.
Both 22-year-old James Stafford, of Woodstock, Conn., and 25-year-old Brice Farrell, of Damsascus, MD were arrested early Wednesday morning.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to stay neutral when it comes to “Weinergate,” staying very far away from saying what action he thinks Anthony Weiner should take in the wake of a sexting scandal.
There is talk of the big Swiss bank UBS moving its North American headquarters from Stamford, Connecticut back to New York City.
The service has already started in three locations: Battery Park, Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, and Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem.
The Bloomberg administration is mounting a new crackdown on firetraps – illegally divided apartments packed with people living on the cheap.
The 9/11 memorial is set to open on the 10th anniversary of the deadly attacks and a special NYPD unit will be there to protect it.
Retired CIA Deputy Director Stephen Kappes called the killing of Osama Bin Laden a significant and powerful step in the struggle against terrorism, but says Al-Qaeda still has New York City in its crosshairs.
It’s the oldest working city hall in the United States and all of that work and the passage of time have taken their toll.
A new era begins at CBS News on Monday, June 6, 2011.
A new Wi-Fi network is being unveiled in Brooklyn. It’s designed to provide free wireless access to the Internet between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. It’s named Dumbo Wi-Fi, reflecting the name of the neighborhood.
Trying to make a buck off your car insurance by faking a crash could now cost you.
Speaker Christine Quinn says she will do everything in her power to prevent teacher layoffs planned by the Bloomberg administration.
A new commuting option is coming for anyone tired of the East River bridges, tunnels, and subways.
Parks commissioner Adrian Benepe says because of the economy, the city has had no trouble recruiting lifeguards starting at $13.50/hour.
If you’re not a fan of the beach and are looking for a different waterfront experience then you’re in luck.
A federal court order froze hiring at the FDNY and now many who took the test in 2007 are too old to take it again and sign up to be one of New York’s Bravest.
With former mayor Ed Koch saying he cannot vote to re-elect Obama unless the president changes his recent stands on Israel, Bloomberg was asked whether it was a litmus test for him as well.
An official said magazine publisher Conde Nast’s lease to move into a million square feet of the signature skyscraper at the World Trade Center site will be a 25-year, $2 billion lease.
New York City plans to test a tire-locking clamp that scofflaws could unlock themselves with a code after paying their fine over the phone.
The Equal Rights Amendment passed Congress in 1972, but fell three states short of the 38 necessary for ratification.
FDNY overtime costs are skyrocketing because a federal judge has barred the fire department from hiring a new class of recruits after finding the department’s test is prejudiced against blacks and Hispanics.
It looks like Brooklyn has the biggest share of fire house closings due to New York City budget cuts and the outspoken borough president isn’t happy about the news.
Magazine publisher Conde Nast plans to occupy 1 million square feet at the rebuilt World Trade Center’s signature skyscraper.
Prosecutors are going to take more time to bring the case to a grand jury, so Mohamed Mamdouh’s next appearance in court won’t be until June 2.
The initiative includes a redesign of the city’s website with the ultimate goal of enhancing social media to make it easier and faster for New Yorkers to engage with the city government.
A local congressman is fuming over a plan from house Republicans to cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
New York City taxi drivers who refuse to take passengers to their requested destination will soon be slapped with increased fines. The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that increases those penalties.
As New York City preps to take on its new taxis, the Taxi and Limousine Commission is welcoming its new partner in Nissan.
In addition to cutting more than 6,000 teaching jobs from New York City’s public schools, Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed $67 billion spending plan could force 20 fire companies to close.
The world’s most wanted man is dead, but concerns over retaliation have commuters and police on guard at Penn Station and rail stations across the country.
In addition to laying a wreath at the site of the collapsed Twin Towers, President Obama met with first responders, police officers and family members of those killed.
President Barack Obama will be meeting with a small, handpicked group of September 11 families at ground zero Thursday.
Get ready for a new sight on New York City streets: the “Taxi of Tomorrow” is being developed by Nissan.
While Mayor Bloomberg says there’s no specific threat against the Big Apple after the death of Osama bin Laden, the NYPD was taking no chances.
It’s been a year since Faisal Shahzad parked his explosives-laden SUV in the heart of the crowded theater district, intending to kill as many people as possible.
Port Authority To Allow Cash Customers Through E-ZPass Lanes In Emergencies Like Outerbridge Crossing Debacle
An Easter backup approaching the Outerbridge Crossing has lead to a new policy from the Port Authority.
There was a sense of moving from the darkness of Good Friday to the light of Easter morning during a three hour service inside Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
This is part of PlaNYC, which Mayor Bloomberg launched four years ago, on Earth Day 2007.
What is said to be America’s first national monument is getting a much-needed facelift.
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan calls this year’s confluence of Passover and Holy Week providential, saying it creates “a magnificent atmosphere.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has broken ground on the cleanup of a polluted lot that is being readied for development under a city-run program.
In his last day before becoming the official schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott spent Friday serving kids at P.S. 10 in Park Slope his healthy soymilk-based banana-flavored waffles.
As the opening of the 9/11 Memorial approaches, city officials and community members are anticipating what effect the tourist crowd will have on Lower Manhattan.
Dolan told the graduating Catholic school seniors their education prepares them for this life and the next.
Rather than budget cuts, a blizzard fiasco and the need to dump his schools chancellor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had good news on Wednesday: he said the air is cleaner in Times Square since he banned cars.