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WNYW’s Duke Castiglione Rappels Down Building with Yankee GM Brian Cashman

This morning on FOX affiliate WNYW, ”Good Day New York” sports director Duke Castiglione accepted a challenge from the general manager of the New York Yankees, Brian Cashman, to rappel down the side of a building in Stamford, Conn.

The event was a dry run for Cashman, who is taking part in the annual “Heights and Lights” Christmas tree lighting show, which is this weekend. This is the fifth year in row that Cashman has rapelled off the 22-story Landmark Building. It was the first time for Castiglione, and Cashman was impressed: ”You’re like a seasoned pro,” he said.

Oh, and Santa Claus was there too.

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Greg Kelly Falls Over

In what he called a tryout for the “Good Day New York Football Team,” Greg Kelly and Duke Castiglione ran some drills with NY Giant Rashad Jennings and former NFL’er Tim Green in the WNYW studio.

Castiglione made it through the tire drill first. Though in a moment of foreshadowing, he nearly tripped. Then Kelly took the hand off and made a mess of his feet, his suit and the wireless mic when he tripped on a tire, which he promptly threw off set.

After watching Green and Jennings float through the drill, Kelly took another turn, which was visually more disturbing than his first try. But he stayed upright. In Kelly’s defense, meteorologist Mike Woods fared no better with the tires.

‘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.