Category:Journalists from New Jersey
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The following 42 pages are in this category, out of 42 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 42 pages are in this category, out of 42 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Steve Adubato – Steve Adubato, Ph. D. is a television broadcaster, author, motivational speaker, leadership and communication coach, syndicated columnist and university lecturer. In the mid 1980s he was New Jerseys youngest state legislator in the New Jersey General Assembly at age 26, Adubato holds a doctorate from Rutgers University in the field of mass media and communication. He is the author of four books and he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1983 with the support of his father, Steve Adubato Sr. a New Jersey Democratic politician. However, he lost re-election in 1985, thus ending his political career, Adubato is a Rutgers University visiting lecturer with a PhD from Rutgers in the field of mass communication and a Masters from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers. He is also a visiting professor at NYU, NJIT and West Point and has previously taught at Montclair State University. His academic research and writing has focused on the role of the media in American society, in 1994, Adubato along with group of broadcasting entrepreneurs founded of the Caucus Educational Corporation, the company responsible for producing public affairs programs. The company had produced content on New Jersey public affairs towards websites such as NJ. com, BestofNJ. com, in 2011, after NJN was privatized, the CEC produced programs for its predessor, NJTV along with its sister station, WNET. New Jersey Capital Report ended its run in 2017 and was replaced with State of Affairs by March 2017, in addition to hosting the aforementioned programs, also appeared on the Today Show, CNN, FOX News and WNYW as a media and political analyst. The program provides communication and leadership training to young people in the greater Newark, New Jersey. Annually, the program provides over 500 young adults with the tools they need to become citizens and to more effectively compete for. Adubato is the president of Stand & Deliver, a professional development and he conducts communication workshops, seminars and keynote speeches on such topics as branding, presentation skills, leadership and team building, customer service and dealing with the media. Adubato is the author of the non-fiction book Speak from the Heart – Be Yourself and it was featured in Fortune magazine. Ha also wrote Make the Connection – Improve Your Communication at Work and at Home, crisis Communication, The Good, the Bad and the Totally Clueless] which examines highly publicized and often controversial public relations and media mishaps. His fourth book, YOU Are the Brand. provides tips, strategies and his fifth book, titled Lessons in Leadership, teaches readers to be self-aware, empathetic, and more effective leaders at work and at home. He has received four Emmy Awards for his work on public television, in 1995,2000 and again in 2001, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Adubato with Emmy Awards in the category of Best Host. Steve Adubato, Sr. caucusnj. org/ About Stand & Deliver, http, //www. stand-deliver. com/ Works by or about Steve Adubato in libraries
2. Don Bolles – Don Bolles was an American investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic whose murder in a car bombing has been linked to his coverage of the mafia. Donald Fifield Bolles grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, and attended Teaneck High School and he pursued a newspaper career, in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He graduated from Beloit College with a degree in government, where he was editor of the campus newspaper, and received a Presidents Award for personal achievement. After a stint in the United States Army in the Korean War assigned to a unit, he joined the Associated Press as a sports editor and rewriter in New York, New Jersey. In 1962 he was hired by the Arizona Republic newspaper, published at the time by Eugene C, pulliam, where he quickly found a spot on the investigative beat and gained a reputation for dogged reporting of influence peddling, bribery, and land fraud. Bolles was the brother of Richard Nelson Bolles, author of the best-selling job-hunting book What Color is Your Parachute and he shares a grandfather, Stephen Bolles, with humanist theoretician Edmund Blair Bolles. He was married twice and had a total of seven children and his daughter, Frances Bolles Haynes, has co-authored four books on job hunting. On June 2,1976, Bolles left behind a note in his office typewriter explaining he would meet with an informant, then go to a luncheon meeting. He was responsible for covering a routine hearing at the State Capitol, the source promised information on a land deal involving top state politicians and possibly the mob. A wait of several minutes in the lobby of the Hotel Clarendon was concluded with a call for Bolles himself to the front desk, Bolles then exited the hotel, his car in the adjacent parking lot just south of the hotel on Fourth Avenue. Both legs and one arm were amputated over a ten-day stay in St. Josephs Hospital, the eleventh day was the reporters last. However, his last words after being found in the lot the day of the bombing included John Adamson, Emprise and Mafia. The mob doesnt kill cops and reporters and this is not a Mafia case. The article stated Bolles,47, frequently wrote about land fraud, eventually resulted in passage of an emergency measure legislative bill opening blind trusts to public scrutiny. Emprise referred to the New York-based horse- and dog-racing company of the same name, Bolles identified Arizona resident John Harvey Adamson by photograph while hospitalized, and Adamsons former lawyer Mickey Clifton informed the police of Adamsons involvement in the bombing. According to trial testimony, Adamson had gone to San Diego with a girlfriend, police searching his apartment later found the electronics for one bomb. Also according to testimony, Adamson early on June 2 went to the Arizona Republic employees parking area. John Harvey Adamson pleaded guilty in 1977 to second-degree murder for building and planting the bomb that killed Bolles
3. Jack Germond – John Worthen Germond, known as Jack Germond, was an American journalist, author, and pundit. His journalistic career spanned over 50 years, Germond wrote for the Washington Star, together with Jules Witcover, Germond co-wrote Politics Today, a five-day-a-week syndicated column, for almost a quarter-century. Germond was born in Boston, Massachusetts, an only child, when he was 13, his family moved to Mississippi, and then to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Germond finished high school. He began his working for Gannetts Rochester Times-Union in 1961. He moved to the Washington Star in 1974, became a syndicated columnist and national editor and he began to appear on Meet the Press in 1972, the Today Show in 1980, and the NBC and PBS program The McLaughlin Group from its inception in 1981. A fixture on The McLaughlin Group for 15 years before resigning, he later appeared on CNN. In 2011 he wrote pieces on the 2012 Presidential election for The Daily Beast. Germond and his first wife, Barbara Wipple–a fellow student at the University of Missouri–were married shortly after he graduated in 1951 and they had two daughters, Mandy and Jessica. In 1984, Germond met Democratic party operative and political activist Alice Travis, Germond and Barbara subsequently divorced, and Germond married Travis in 1988. She had two children from a marriage, musician Abby Travis and film maker Dave Travis, and is the Secretary Emeritus of the Democratic National Committee. Germond died at his home on August 14,2013, aged 85, blue Smoke & Mirrors, How Reagan Won and Why Carter Lost the Election of 1980, Viking Press Jack W. Germond, Jules Witcover. Wake Us When Its Over, Presidential Politics of 1984, whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars. The Trivial Pursuit of the Presidency 1988, Warner Books Mad As Hell, Revolt at the Ballot Box 1992, Warner Books Fat man in a middle seat, Fat Man Fed Up, How American Politics Went Bad
4. Gary M. Green – Gary M. Green is a musician, author, gaming consultant and entrepreneur. He was vice president of marketing for The Trump Organization and appeared on the reality game show The Apprentice. He was also on the 2004 television special New Years Eve with Carson Daly, Green was executive vice president of Synergy Gaming, and the public face of the company. He is the spokesman for Ortiz Gaming, Green recorded three folk-music albums from 1977 to 1982 with Folkways Records, which worked with other folk artists including Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Folkways was later acquired by the Smithsonian Institution as part of the Smithsonian Folkways exhibition, Green also composed music for the crime drama film Fort Apache, The Bronx. The film, starring Paul Newman and Ed Asner, is life in New York Citys South Bronx from the point of view of a police officer. In the 1970s, Green was a journalist for the The Gaston Gazette, a newspaper in Gastonia, North Carolina and he earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations for his writing. In 2010, he wrote Marketing Donald Trump, a guide explaining how Green marketed Trump which can be applied to other marketing applications, in 2012, he wrote Gambling Man, which details Greens life as a modern-day casino boss through personal anecdotes. In the early 1990s, Green purchased part of a Russian circus and he established it as a Euro Circus attraction at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. After he sold the circus, he joined Smith-Gardner, a Florida catalog software company, at Smith-Gardner, Green aided in development of software to take orders online when the company changed their focus from telephone and mail orders. By 1979, Green was working with casinos in Atlantic City and he patented a casino-management system based on customer relationships. He was vice president of marketing for The Trump Organization and the Trump 29 Casino near Palm Springs, Green was named president of Absentee Shawnee Gaming Enterprises in July 2004. He was general manager of the Thunderbird Wild Wild West Casino in Norman, Oklahoma, in 2005, Green co-founded Las Vegas-based casino management and development company Southern Dutch Gaming with Frank Haas, who he worked with at Trump 29. Synergy Gaming hired Green in 2009 as its vice president. He purchased the former Gold Mine Casino in 2011, Green serves as spokesman and senior consultant to the president for Ortiz Gaming. Gary Green, Vol.1, These Six Strings Gary Green, Vol.2, Allegory Gary Green, Vol.3, Still at Large Marketing Donald Trump Gambling Man Gary Green at the Internet Movie Database
5. Jodi Kantor – Jodi Kantor is a New York Times correspondent whose work has covered the workplace, technology and gender. Kantor, the author of the best-selling book The Obamas, is a contributor to CBS This Morning and has appeared on Charlie Rose, The Daily Show, The Today Show. After growing up in New York City, Kantor moved to Holmdel Township, Kantor graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1996. Later, she attended Harvard Law School for one semester, taking a leave to work at Slate, where she became an editor. After corresponding with New York Times columnist Frank Rich about how that paper could improve its arts coverage, she was brought on as editor of the Arts and she is thought to be the youngest person to edit a section of the New York Times. Under the guidance of Rich and others, she made the more visual, added new features. In 2007, Kantor turned to covering politics for the Times, including the 2008 presidential campaign, jeremiah Wright and his career as a constitutional law professor. After she broke the news of initial strain between Obama and Reverend Wright, he posted a letter to Kantor on his churchs website. In the interview, she asked them “How can you have a marriage when one person is President. Shortly after the publication, Michelle Obama said in a television interview that she was tired of being portrayed as an angry black woman. White House officials initially distanced themselves from the book, but then reversed their tack after journalists called the book deeply reported and nuanced, in The New York Times, Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer-prize-winning columnist married to U. S. Senator Sherrod Brown, praised The Obamas, a meticulous reporter, Ms. Kantor is attuned to the nuance of small gestures, the import of unspoken truths, Schultz wrote. She knows that every strong marriage, including the one now in the White House, has its complexities and its disappointments. Ms. Kantor also — and this is a key — has a high regard for women, in the process we learn a great deal about the talented and introverted loner who married her, and how his wife has influenced him as a president. Other reviewers called the book insightful and evocative, rich with detail, ezra Klein, of The Washington Post, called The Obamas among the very best books on this White House and a serious, thoughtful book on the modern presidency. Kantors story on the gap in breastfeeding inspired the first free-standing lactation station, now installed in airports. She has reported on the treatment of women on Wall Street, more recently, Kantor has explored how technology is changing the workplace. In the summer of 2015, Kantor and David Streitfeld published Inside Amazon, Kantor was selected by Crains Magazine as one of Forty Under Forty promising New Yorkers and was awarded a Columbia Young Alumni Achievement Award and the 2012 Feminist Press Award for Insight
6. Britt McHenry – Brittany May Britt McHenry is an American sports reporter who currently works for ESPN as a Washington, D. C. -based reporter. McHenry was born in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey, after graduating magna cum laude in 2007 from Stetson, McHenry went on to Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism. At Medill, McHenry started covering stories in Chicago, Illinois, after two weeks at Fox Sports San Diego as a dugout reporter on the San Diego Padres telecasts, she returned to ABC7. In March 2014, she left ABC7 to join ESPN as a Washington and she served as correspondent for various shows including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, NFL Live and Baseball Tonight. On April 16,2015, a sequence of segments of McHenry verbally abusing a tow lot employee was posted on LiveLeak. Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, McHenry later apologized on Twitter, writing, In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake, in response to the incident, ESPN suspended McHenry from the network for one week. A day later, the company released a statement saying they did not want to see Britt McHenry suspended or terminated as a result of her comments. Archived from the original on September 26,2013
7. John G. Morris – John Godfrey Morris is an American picture editor and an important figure in the history of photojournalism. Morris has spent a lifetime editing photographs for magazines and newspapers and he worked for the weekly picture magazine Life throughout World War II. As Lifes London Picture Editor he was responsible for the coverage of the invasion of France on June 6,1944 - D-Day, in 1983 he moved to Paris, as the European correspondent of National Geographic. Now a freelance writer and editor, his concern is working for peace. He turned 100 in December 2016 and it has been translated into French, Japanese, Polish, Italian and Spanish. He is co-author of Robert Capa, D-Day, in French, in 2014, his book Quelque Part en France - LÉté1944 de John G. Morris was published by Marabout. The book was conceived by Robert Pledge of Contact Press Images and it contains the photographs John G. Morris took during his Summer 1944 trip to Normandy, shortly after the D-Day landing on June 6,1944, and the letters to his wife written somewhere in France. 1946, Married Veterans Take Over The Campus, text by John G. Morris, Photographs by Myron H. Davis. University of Chicago Magazine, June 1947, text by John G. and Mary Adele Morris. 1948/1949, People are People the World Over,12 articles by John G. Morris. Ladies Home Journal, April 1948 - March 1949,1949, The Soul of a Town. 1950, Confessions of a Picture Editor,1952, The Face of My Enemy. Text and Photograph by John G. Morris,1954, An Appreciation, Robert Capa, Werner Bischof. 1954, Magnum Photos - An International Cooperative,1957, The World of David Seymour. The Washington Post, May 30,1965,1966, The New Look in Newspapers. Dateline, New York, Overseas Press Club,1966,1966, Cliff Edom, The Man in Missouri. 1966, Where is the Money in Photography, harper & Row, New York,1967. 1968, The Art of Seeing, A Guide to Travel Photography,1970, How to Preserve Past and Present
8. Tom Murro – Tom Murro is an American journalist and television personality. Tom Murro a retired N. J. banker, is an entertainment reporter for Fox Broadcastings The Fox Morning Extra and has appeared on the station WTNH-TV and on The Wendy Williams Show. He is also a columnist for The Huffington Post, Chicago Now, and the Raleigh Telegram, and he and Kim Granatell of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have starred in n online series of vignette-like home movies. Murro was emcee of the 2011 Mrs. New Jersey United States pageant on May 21,2011, Murro and Miss New York 2014 Kira Kazantsev judged the Longines Watch Companies Most Elegant Woman contest at the 146th Belmont Stakes. Murro also judged the contest in 2015 at the 147th Belmont Stakes alongside Miss New York 2015 Iman Oubou, Murro acted as guest Ringmaster for the Big Apple Circus 36th Holiday Season Benefit Gala in 2014, and again in 2015 with Miss New York 2014 Jillian Tapper. Murro is a resident of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
9. Andrew Napolitano – Andrew Peter Napolitano is an American syndicated columnist whose work appears in numerous publications, such as Fox News, The Washington Times, and Reason. He is a senior judicial analyst for Fox News, commenting on legal news, Napolitano was temporarily taken off the air in March 2017 over allegations he made that U. S. President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. He served as a New Jersey Superior Court judge from 1987 to 1995 and as a professor at Brooklyn Law School. Napolitano was born in Newark, New Jersey and he is a graduate of Princeton University and Notre Dame Law School. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1975, after law school, Napolitano entered private practice as a litigator. Napolitano first taught law for a period in 1980–1981 at Delaware Law School. Napolitano sat on the New Jersey bench from 1987 to 1995, as a judge, Napolitano issued several notable decisions. Napolitano found that New Jersey’s Frivolous Pleading Statute could be applied against the state as well as private litigants whose claims were frivolous. In Cusseaux v. Pickett, Napolitano decided that a woman who was abused and mistreated by her husband has a cause of action against her abuser for the resulting battered person syndrome. He resigned his judgeship in 1995 for private practice and he later pursued a writing, teaching, and television career. He also served as a professor at Seton Hall University School of Law for 11 years from 1989–2000. Differing from similar formats, the plaintiffs and defendants were represented pro bono by famous attorneys, Napolitano departed the series after its first season. From 2006 to 2010, Napolitano co-hosted a talk show on Fox News Radio with Brian Kilmeade titled Brian. Napolitano hosted a talk show called Freedom Watch that aired daily, with new episodes on weekdays. Frequent guests on Freedom Watch were Congressman Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell, Napolitano has promoted the works of Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises on his program. The show originally aired once a week, every Wednesday at 2,00 p. m. on Fox News Strategy Room. On September 14,2009, it begin to air three to four times a week, and on June 12,2010, it debuted as a show on Fox Business. The show was one of several programs dropped in February 2012, Napolitano regularly substituted for television host Glenn Beck when Beck was absent from his program
10. Bill O'Reilly (political commentator) – William James Bill OReilly Jr. is an American television host, author, journalist, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The OReilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, during the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter for various local television stations in the United States and eventually for CBS News and ABC News. From 1989 to 1995, he was anchor of the magazine program Inside Edition. OReilly is widely considered a conservative commentator, although some of his positions diverge from conservative orthodoxy, OReilly is registered as a member of the Independence Party of New York, and was formerly registered as a Republican and characterizes himself as a traditionalist. OReilly is the author of over a dozen books, and hosted The Radio Factor until early 2009. During OReillys tenure at Fox News, he has accused of sexual harassment. As of April 2017, Fox News and OReilly have paid out more than $13 million to settle these accusations, OReilly is of Irish descent, along with a small amount of English ancestry. Some of his fathers ancestors lived in County Cavan, Ireland, since the eighteenth century. The OReilly family lived in an apartment in Fort Lee, New Jersey. In 1951 his family moved to Levittown, on Long Island and he attended St. Brigid parochial school in Westbury, and Chaminade High School, a private Catholic boys high school in Mineola. His father wanted him to attend Chaminade, but OReilly wanted to attend W. Tresper Clarke High School, Bill OReilly played Little League baseball and was the goalie on the Chaminade varsity hockey team. During his high school years, OReilly met future pop-singer icon Billy Joel, OReilly recollected in an interview with Michael Kay on the YES Network show CenterStage that Joel was in the Hicksville section—the same age as me—and he was a hood. He used to slick it back like this, and we knew him, because his guys would smoke and this and that, and we were more jocks. After graduating from school in 1967, OReilly attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. While at Marist, OReilly played punter in the National Club Football Association and was also a writer for the schools newspaper, an honors student, he majored in history. He spent his year of college abroad, attending Queen Mary College at the University of London. OReilly received his bachelor of degree in history in 1971. He played semi-professional baseball during this time as a pitcher for the New York Monarchs, after graduating from Marist College, OReilly moved to Miami, where he taught English and history at Monsignor Pace High School from 1970 to 1972
11. Daniel Pearl – Daniel Pearl was a journalist for the Wall Street Journal with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by Pakistani terrorists and later murdered in Pakistan, Pearl was kidnapped while working as the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, based in Mumbai, India. He had gone to Pakistan as part of an investigation into the links between British citizen Richard Reid and Al-Qaeda. Pearl was killed by his captors, in July 2002, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British national of Pakistani origin, was sentenced to death by hanging for Pearls abduction and murder. In March 2007, at a closed hearing in Guantánamo Bay, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Researchers have also connected Al-Qaeda member Saif al-Adel with the kidnapping, Pearl was born in Princeton, New Jersey to Ruth and Judea Pearl. His mother is of Iraqi-Jewish descent and his father is an Israeli of Polish-Jewish descent and his family moved to the Encino district of Los Angeles, when his father took a position with UCLA. His father, Judea Pearl, is a professor of science and statistics. He has received the Turing Award, the history of the family and its connections to Israel are described by Judea Pearl in the LA Times article, Roots in the Holy Land. Pearl attended Portola Junior High School and Birmingham High School, Pearl graduated from Stanford with a B. A. in Communication, after which he spent a summer as a Pulliam Fellow intern at The Indianapolis Star. Following a trip to the Soviet Union, China, and Europe, Pearl started his journalism career at the North Adams Transcript. From there he moved to the San Francisco Business Times, in 1990 Pearl moved to the Atlanta bureau of the Wall Street Journal, and moved again in 1993 to its Washington, D. C. bureau to cover telecommunications. In 1996 he was assigned to the London bureau and in 1999 to Paris and his articles covered a range of topics, such as the October 1994 story of a Stradivarius violin allegedly found on a highway on-ramp, and a June 2000 story about Iranian pop music. He also explored the American missile attack on a military facility in Khartoum. In 1999 in Paris, Pearl met and married French journalist Mariane Van Neyenhoff and her father was Dutch and mother Cuban. Their son, Adam Daniel Pearl, was born in Paris on May 28,2002, the Pearls settled in Mumbai, India after Daniel Pearl was made Southeast Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal. The message read, We give you one day if America will not meet our demands we will kill Daniel. Then this cycle will continue and no American journalist could enter Pakistan, photos of Pearl handcuffed with a gun at his head and holding up a newspaper were attached
12. Rebecca Quick – Rebecca Becky Quick is an American television journalist/newscaster and co-anchorwoman of CNBCs financial news shows Squawk Box and On the Money. Quick grew up in Indiana, Ohio, Texas, and Oklahoma as her geologist father and her family followed booms in oil production, the family ultimately settled in Medford, New Jersey. Quick graduated from Rutgers University in 1993 with a BA in Political Science, as an undergraduate, she was awarded the Times Mirror Fellowship from the Journalism Resources Institute at Rutgers. Prior to her employment at CNBC, she covered retail and e-commerce industry topics for The Wall Street Journal and she served as the site’s International News Editor, overseeing foreign affairs coverage. She was a co-moderator of the October 28,2015, Republican Presidential debate and she has also interviewed three U. S. presidents, and hosted the 2007 television documentary Warren Buffett, The Billionaire Next Door Going Global. Quick was previously married to Peter Shay, a computer programmer and she is currently married to an executive producer of Squawk Box, Matt Quayle. On August 16,2011, CNBC reported that Quick had given birth to a son, Becky Quick Page at CNBC. com Becky Quick at the Internet Movie Database Becky Quick Page at BeckyQuick. com
13. Geraldo Rivera – Gerald Michael Rivera, better known as Geraldo Rivera, is an American attorney, reporter, author, and talk show host. He was the host of the talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998, Rivera hosted the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large, hosts the occasional broadcast of Geraldo Rivera Reports, and appears regularly on Fox News Channel programs such as The Five. Rivera was born at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, New York, the son of Lillian and Cruz Allen Rivera, Riveras father was a Catholic Puerto Rican, and his mother is of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish descent. He was raised mostly Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony and he grew up in Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York, where he attended West Babylon High School. Riveras family was subjected to prejudice and racism, and took to spelling their surname as Riviera because they thought it sounded less ethnic. From September 1961 to May 1963, he attended the State University of New York Maritime College, in 1965, Rivera graduated from the University of Arizona with a B. S. degree in business administration. Following a series of ranging from clothing salesman to short-order cook. He then held a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship in poverty law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in the summer of 1969 before being admitted to the New York State Bar later that year. This work attracted the attention of WABC-TV news director Al Primo when Rivera was interviewed about the occupation of an East Harlem church in 1969. Primo offered Rivera a job as a reporter but was unhappy with the first name Gerald so they agreed to go with the used by the Puerto Rican side of Riveras family. Rivera was hired by WABC-TV in 1970 as a reporter for Eyewitness News, after John Lennon watched Riveras report on the patients at Willowbrook, he and Rivera put on a benefit concert called One to One. Around this time, Rivera also began hosting ABCs Good Night America, the show featured the famous refrain from Arlo Guthries hit City of New Orleans as the theme. A1975 episode of the program, featuring Dick Gregory and Robert J. Groden, on May 19,1983, Rivera broadcast the first U. S. network television mention of AIDS, interviewing on 20/20 New York lighting designer Ken Ramsauer. Ramsauer died aged 27, four days later, Rivera delivered a eulogy at Ramsauers Central Park memorial service, in October 1985, ABCs Roone Arledge refused to air a report done by Sylvia Chase for 20/20 on the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and John and Robert Kennedy. Rivera publicly criticized Arledges journalistic integrity, claiming that his friendship with the Kennedy family had caused him to spike the story, as a result, on April 21,1986, Rivera hosted The Mystery of Al Capones Vaults. The special broadcast was billed as the unearthing of Capones secret vaults located under the old Lexington Hotel in Chicago, millions of people watched the 2-hour show, but all that they uncovered was dirt. Recently, Rivera told the Chicago Tribune, It was a high profile program — maybe the highest profile program Ive ever been associated with. In 1987, Rivera began producing and hosting the talk show Geraldo
14. Brian Williams – Williams is known for his ten years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Six months after Williams joined the program in December 2004, NBC News was awarded the Peabody Award for its coverage of the Hurricane Katrina story. In February 2015, Williams was suspended for six months, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Williams was raised in a boisterous Irish Catholic home. He is the son of Dorothy May and Gordon Lewis Williams and his mother was an amateur stage actress. Williams is the youngest of four siblings and he lived in Elmira, New York for nine years before moving to Middletown, New Jersey, when he was in junior high school. Williams graduated from Mater Dei High School, a Roman Catholic high school in the New Monmouth section of Middletown, while in high school, he was a volunteer firefighter for three years at the Middletown Township Fire Department. Also while in school, he was the Editorial Editor for the school newspaper. He suffered an accident during a game which left him with a crooked nose. His first job was as a busboy at Perkins Pancake House, after high school Williams attended Brookdale Community College, after which he transferred to The Catholic University of America and then The George Washington University. He did not graduate, and instead interned with the administration of President Jimmy Carter and he later called leaving college one of his great regrets. Williams first worked in broadcasting in 1981 at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, the following year he covered news in the Washington, D. C. area at then-independent station WTTG, then worked in Philadelphia for WCAU, at that time a CBS Owned-and-Operated station. Beginning in 1987 he broadcast in New York City at WCBS, Williams joined NBC News in 1993, where he anchored the national Weekend Nightly News and was chief White House correspondent. In the summer of 1996 he began serving as anchor and managing editor of The News with Brian Williams, Williams also served as primary substitute anchor for Tom Brokaw on The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and the Weekend anchor of that news broadcast. Williams became anchor of NBC Nightly News on December 2,2004 and his and NBCs Katrina coverage was widely praised, and Williams in particular was applauded for venting his anger and frustration over the governments failure to act quickly to help the victims. NBC Nightly News also earned the George Polk Award and the duPont-Columbia University Award for its Katrina coverage, vanity Fair called Williams work on Katrina Murrow-worthy and reported that during the hurricane he became a nations anchor. The New York Times characterized Williams reporting of the hurricane as a defining moment, in 2007, Time magazine named Williams one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2009, Williams was awarded the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism by Arizona State University, at the announcement of the award, Cronkite said he was one of Williamss ardent admirers and described him as a fastidious newsman who brought credit to the television news reporting profession. Since he began anchoring the Nightly News, Williams has received 12 News & Documentary Emmy Awards