Whether you know his work from name, voice, or face, chances are if you’ve been paying attention to New York news coverage in the last three decades you know Frank Cipolla.
His longevity and versatile reporting skills for radio and TV are the framework for his 2011 autobiography, It Shocked Even Us and More Crazy Stories Covering Local News. (Available directly through Cipolla’s website, itshockedevenus.com)
No need to be a war correspondent for anecdotes. Cipolla has tons, probably enough for another installment from his beat in the five boroughs and New Jersey. His time at WNBC is a favorite chapter worth the price of the book on its own. As a newscaster, Cipolla was on the front line for some of biggest egos in the business: Howard Stern, Don Imus and Soupy Sales.
Cipolla tells Tuned In it was equally stressful and hilarious.
If listening to WINS is as much a part of your morning ritual as that first cup of coffee, then you undoubtedly know Judy DeAngelis.
The veteran 1010 WINS anchor is set to retire, Tuned In has learned. Multiple sources say the morning mainstay will leave the station in September.
But before the retirement party takes place, we’re told DeAngelis has struggled with leaving three previous times. Barring any cold feet or last minute negotiations, DeAngelis will end a run of more than 25 years at WINS.
She was also a newscaster on WNBC in the 80s, during the Soupy Sales–Joey Reynolds era at 660.
DeAngelis remained at WNBC until WFAN took over the frequency in 1988.