You’ll be seeing a lot more of sports anchor Duke Castiglione. Sources tell FishbowlNY that he has agreed to a multi-year extension with the Fox O&O. Since joining WNYW five years ago, Castiglione has covered every major sporting event. But none has been bigger than the New York Giants’ stirring Super Bowl XLII run. Castiglione capped the Giants’ dream season hosting the post-game show, and subsequent victory parade for Channel 5.
As the G-Men look toward a repeat, Castiglione, 39, will co-host the Giants season kick-off special, Defending the Throne, September 1 on sister station WWOR.
“Duke gives NY sports fans more than just scores and highlights; viewers get an all-access pass to their favorite sports teams,” WNYW news director Dianne Doctor, says. “His exceptional reporting continues to be an asset to our station and representative of our dedication to local sports coverage.”
Castiglione’s sports duties include hosting the long-running weekend wrap-up program Sports Extra, Sundays at 10:30 p.m. In addition, he covers Yankee post-games for Channel 9. The next game is August 14 versus the Texas Rangers.
Throughout his career, Castiglione has been a “go-to-guy” for breaking news interviews. He nailed an exclusive undercover interview with Kirk Radomski, a former Mets clubhouse employee who pleaded guilty to illegal distribution of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (HGH), prior to the release of the Mitchell Report. On a lighter note, Castiglione got the first one-on-one with Johnny Damon when he joined the Yankees in late 2005.
Previously, Castiglione spent three years as the morning sports anchor and reporter for WCBS/Channel 2. His first New York gig was at Time Warner Cable’s NY1, hosting a nightly sports call-in show starting in 2000.