The Reagan Revolution still had two more years, Platoon was Oscar’s choice for Best Picture, and the New York Mets staged one of the most dramatic comebacks in World Series history.
Also in 1986, meteorologist Nick Gregory arrived at WNYW/Channel 5.
“It was so exciting for me because I grew up in [New Rochelle] New York,” Gregory tells FishbowlNY. “From childhood really, and into my teens, I was also thinking that maybe one day I could do this.”
On December 26, Gregory commemorates his 25th anniversary at the station. A quarter-century earlier, it began with the answer to the trivia question—who were the anchors on his first night? Barbara Laskin and Steve Powers.
“I just had this rush of excitement and adrenaline and saying, ‘I’m actually back home in New York, on New York television, living the dream,” Gregory recalls.