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Frank Cipolla
Frank Cipolla.jpg
Frank Cipolla in 2017
BornQueens, New York
Websiteitshockedevenus.com

Frank Cipolla is an American television and radio news broadcaster, businessman and author.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Frank Cipolla grew up in Queens, New York City, where he attended Christ the King High School; the school later inducted him into its Hall of Fame.[1] He graduated from[2] St. John's University in 1980. While attending college he worked on the university radio and TV stations and interned at WPIX-FM and WNBC (AM) in New York City.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

Upon graduation, Cipolla was hired at WCRV in Washington, NJ. Two years later he moved onto WJDM[4] in Elizabeth, New Jersey. At both stations he served as news director. In July 1986 he was hired as the afternoon news anchor for the Soupy Sales Radio Show on WNBC in NYC.[3]

In 1988 when WNBC’s frequency was sold, Cipolla joined WFAN, New York City's and the nation's first all-sports station as its afternoon news anchor. After a short stint there, he moved into local television news.[3] Cipolla launched the first live call-in news talk show at Time Warner Cable in Staten Island. Then, in 1996, he was hired at the newly launched News 12 New Jersey. There Cipolla co-hosted the popular Morning Edition with Mizar Turdiu.

In April 2001, Cipolla was hired by WWOR-TV in New York City, where he worked as both anchor and reporter.[5][6] From 2008-2015 Cipolla worked as a network news anchor at the Wall Street Journal Radio Network.[7][8] His twice-hourly reports were heard on hundreds of stations coast to coast.

Cipolla is also the founder and owner of media coaching and guest placement company Contacts Media.[9]

Cipolla's book It Shocked Even Us! is a memoir of his 30 years in radio and TV news.[7][5]

Honors[edit | edit source]

In April, 2005 Cipolla was inducted into the Christ the King High School Hall of Fame.[10]

He and his wife have also set up a Broadcast Journalism Scholarship named in honor of their parents. It's presented every year to a Christ the King student pursuing a career in radio, online and/or TV news.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Cipolla lives with his wife in New Jersey.

Publications[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

Cipolla, Frank (2011), "It Shocked Even Us!" And More Crazy Stories Covering Local News, Taryn Vinik, ISBN 978-0-578-08140-3

Articles[edit | edit source]

Ellen Montemarano (19 May 2011). "Broadcaster gives back to the industry he loves". Suburban. Retrieved 2011-05-19.

Richard Huff (13 May 2011). "Reporting from the field harder than it looks, says former WWOR anchor". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2011-05-13.

Media[edit | edit source]

Frank Cipolla WNBC Radio 1988
Frank Cipolla WNBC Radio 1988
Frank Cipolla and Mizar Turdiu News 12 New Jersey
Frank Cipolla and Mizar Turdiu News 12 New Jersey
Reporting from Lower Manhattan for WWOR-TV Channel 9 News NYC.
Reporting from Lower Manhattan for WWOR-TV Channel 9 News NYC.
WWOR-TV Chanel 9 preparing to go out on a story 2004.
WWOR-TV Chanel 9 preparing to go out on a story 2004.
Wall Street Journal Radio Network. Preparing to broadcast the twice hourly network newscast. 2013.
Wall Street Journal Radio Network. Preparing to broadcast the twice hourly network newscast. 2013.
On the set hosting 'Staten Island Live' on Time Warner Cable 1994.
On the set hosting 'Staten Island Live' on Time Warner Cable 1994.
In Jersey City, with NYC in the background, preparing to go live on WWOR-TV UPN 9 News' 10-o'clock newscast. 2005.
In Jersey City, with NYC in the background, preparing to go live on WWOR-TV UPN 9 News' 10-o'clock newscast. 2005.

" Frank appears with host Jeff Bolton on KLIF-AM in Dallas talking about "It Shocked Even Us!" "

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Huff, Richard (4 February 2005). "Ratings race gets racy Sexy". New York Dialy News. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. Saint John's University. "Supporters and Alumni". Retrieved December 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Starr, Michael (22 July 2002). "Tale of two Franks no Chip off the old block". New YOrk Post. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  4. "WJDM". WJDM. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Huff, Richard (13 May 2011). "A FRANK LOOK AT LOCAL NEWS". New York Daily News. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  6. Silverman, Justin (27 August 2015). "Murdered reporters were doing a job that makes it difficult to see danger approach". New York Daily News. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Petty, Todd (22 September 2011). "Award winning broadcaster Frank Cipolla writes about his experience at WCRV in Washington in new book". The Hunterdon County Democrat. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  8. "Newsroom Staff". The Wall Street Journal. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  9. http://contactsmedia.com/
  10. "Hall of Fame Members". Christ the King High School.

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