09 May PIX11 News and Newsradio 880 Join Forces to Bolster Local TV and Radio Traffic Reports Featuring 880AM’s Tom Kaminski
May 9, 2017—PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship television station, and Newsradio 880 have begun partnering on local traffic reports and breaking news delivered by 880AM’s renowned reporter, Tom Kaminski. In addition to delivering original airborne reports on Newsradio 880 from the PIX11 chopper, AIR 11, Kaminski can now also be seen on PIX11 Morning News’ weekday broadcasts, from 5-9am.
“We are thrilled to bring Tom Kaminski to the PIX11 family. He’s an icon in the sky and we’re excited to add his aerial point of view to complement our traffic and breaking news coverage,” said Amy Waldman, News Director, PIX11. “Tom has been covering New York and New Jersey roads for more than two decades and we believe he’s the perfect addition to the PIX11 Morning News, New York’s Very Own.”
“Tom is a trusted voice on Newsradio 880 and we’re thrilled that he will continue to serve our local listeners while reaching even deeper into the communities we serve through the power of television each weekday on the PIX11 Morning News,” said Fred Bennett, VP/GM, Traffic and Partnerships, CBS RADIO.
Tom Kaminski’s office is a thousand feet above the biggest city in the nation. He is New York’s longest running Helicopter based Traffic Reporter having worked the Newsradio 880 traffic beat for the past 28 years. Tom is a New Jersey native, a distinguished alumni of Montclair State University, a father, a husband, and the driving force behind Newsradio 880’s partnership with the NJ Special Olympics and the successful Lincoln Tunnel Challenge. Tom’s work, day in and day out, helps millions of tri-state commuters get through the toughest part of their day… rush hours. He is a trusted source for information and on-scene reporting. He is widely considered to have had the first broadcast reports on September 11 of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center. His work during Hurricane Sandy helped Newsradio 880 win three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio and Television Digital News Directors Association. Tom may be one of the most recognized voices on radio in the New York market but his work also extends online to CBSNewYork.com, and Newsradio 880’s social media platforms where he delivers daily photos taken from his unique perspective. Tom helps radio listeners in the nation’s largest market stay connected to their world on air and online, and now on television.
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including 350 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.
ABOUT NEWSRADIO 880
With one of the largest, most veteran local news staffs in the country, Newsradio 880 is among America’s most listened to radio stations providing breaking news, local headlines, business, sports and entertainment updates since 1967. The match-up between the area’s local teams is available on-air at 880AM and WCBS-FM 101.1 HD2. Listeners can find a 24-hour news stream via CBSNewYork.com and the Radio.com mobile app.