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‘I’m Like a Kid in a Candy Store’: WNYW Sports Anchor on Covering the Super Bowl

castiglione_wnywThere are only so many cities that get to host the Super Bowl and only one broadcast network out of four gets to carry the game. This year the Super Bowl is just across the Hudson from New York and it’s on FOX.

TVSpy spoke with WNYW‘s Duke Castiglione who is a local sports anchor lucky enough to have the stars align so that his network is broadcasting the game in his market.

“The Super Bowl is more than a football game. It’s an event,” said Castiglione. “You don’t keep the focus on one thing when it comes to the Super Bowl. You focus on everything.”

In addition to his day job reporting on the game, he’s learned how to make baked clams from celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli and sat down with Dan Lauria, the actor who played Vince Lombardi on Broadway and is best known for playing Kevin’s father on the “The Wonder Years.”

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WNYW’s Duke Castiglione Remembers Legendary Sports Anchor Bill Mazer

WNYW sports anchor Duke Castiglione looked back at the life and career of Bill Mazer, a legendary New York sports anchor who died yesterday at the age of 92 (video above).

Mazer retired in 2009 after almost 60 years in radio and television. He joined WNEW (which eventually became WNYW)  in 1971, anchoring the nightly sports coverage and hosting “Sports Extra.” Castiglione now hosts “Sports Extra,” the weekly Sunday night program on the Fox owned station.

“We as sportscasters and sports fans owe a debt of gratitude to Bill Mazer,” Castiglione said. “Myself especially.”

Ahead of the Super Bowl, WNYW Invites New York Giants Players to Anchor Sports

Aside from the anchor changes on “Good Day New York,” there were a few other unfamiliar faces on the New York City Fox O&O’s morning newscast last week.

WNYW invited a different member of the New York Giants to do the sports report, under the watchful eye of sports anchor Duke Castiglione. After each report, the players offered their thoughts on the upcoming Super Bowl, which pits the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers.

Watch the video here.