FishbowlDC TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser GalleyCat SocialTimes

Posts Tagged ‘Pat Carroll’

WCBS-AM Traffic Reporter Tom Kaminski Recalls the Chaos of 9/11 From the Air

In our continuing series, 9/11: New York Remembers, FishbowlNY speaks to WCBS-AM traffic reporter Tom Kaminski who had a perspective on September 11, 2001 that few had, and presumably, that few could have wanted.  

He was wrapping up his morning shift, hovering above New York City in a chopper. Because of an unfounded report on the Major Deegan Expressway, Kaminski was in the air later than a normal morning.

But, of course, we would soon discover that there would be nothing normal about this day.

“We were over the GWB and we started to turn south on the Hudson and we just saw a flash,” Kaminski remembers.

Kaminski’s pilot Arthur Anderson (now pilot for WABC-TV’s Newscopter 7) went on the intercom saying he believed there was a plane in front of tower one.

The pilot investigated by contacting LaGuardia Airport to see if they lost an aircraft. First, he heard silence. Then, Anderson called back and got nothing but “stand by.”

As you undoubtedly know, the air space, not just around lower Manhattan but the entire country, would be frozen.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Middle Grade Novel Writing

Middle Grade Novel WritingStarting January 15, work with a literary agent to write your middle-grade novel! In this course, you'll learn how to develop strong characters, write compelling dialogue, master the art of revision, and market your work to publishing houses and agents. Register now!

WINS Reporter Juliet Papa Named a 2011 Gracie Award Winner

The Gracie Awards honor notable programming that is created by women and for women in electronic media forum.

Individuals are also recognized for contributions to the advancement and portrayal of women in the media industry.

One of this year’s honorees is 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa. She was named “Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent.”

Papa, an award winning reporter for the All-News trailblazer, covers various stories while delivering the news in a multimedia format. Along with her WINS Radio work, Papa posts her reports and blogs to

The Women in Business segment also garnered recognition from the Alliance for Women in Media as an “Outstanding Series.”  The series airs weekdays at 9:50 a.m. on WCBS 880 as part of the WCBS Opening Bell Report and is hosted by morning drive anchor Pat Carroll.  The Women in Business series has been on the air since September 2008.  

The awards will be formally given out at a luncheon on May 25 in Beverly Hills, California.

Stepping Out of His Father’s Shadow, Chris Ingram Makes His Own Mark in Radio

If you listened to radio between the mid 1960s and 1970s, there’s a good chance you were tuned to WABC. Even more likely, Dan Ingram kept you company on many of those afternoons. He was a constant at Musicradio 77 for 21 years, ending with the station’s switch to a talk format in 1982.

During that time, Ingram became widely recognized as the greatest Top 40 disc jockey of all time.

He has nine children spanning three wives (now married for a fourth time).

One of “Big” Dan’s children is Chris, who remains the most connected to radio.

Ingram, who got his radio start at WEEI in Boston, spent several years working behind the scenes at CBS Radio and TV as a writer and editor. (At WEEI, Chris met his now ex-wife, veteran WCBS-AM morning anchor Pat Carroll. The couple has two children together.) In the last decade, however, the younger Ingram made a career decision to become a DJ.

“Doing news really was making me sick because it was such a denial of who I was and what I wanted to do be doing.”

Read more