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WFAN’s Sports Star Gregg Giannotti

WFAN’s Sports Star Gregg Giannotti

Meet WFAN‘s sports broadcast star, Gregg Giannotti! #HipNj’s own Lisa Marie Latino had the pleasure of interviewing Giannotti, in light of his reception of the 2018 Morris County Columbus Day Parade’s Entertainer of the Year Honor. Gregg has named 2018 as the “greatest year of [his] life”, as he’s received several honors and opportunities this year, which included becoming a father!

Giannotti began working as an intern for WFAN, formally known as CBS Radio. He was hired for a part-time position and did that for thirteen months until he was offered a full-time position and became a producer. He worked closely with Mark Chernoff (VP of programming for CBS Radio) and Eric Spitz (former Program Director), who got to know him and his personality.

According to Giannotti, one day, Chernoff told him, “I’m gonna put you on the air and see what happens.” So, in 2008, the day after Thanksgiving, he did just that. Giannotti went on the air for five hours, and it was that opportunity that really led him to his dream job at WFAN. He was asked if he wanted to do nights in Pittsburgh as a talk show host and his response was, “Listen, I’ll do nights on the moon if you want me to…”

So he went to Pittsburgh and did nights for six months, then mornings for a little over four years. He then worked at CBS for three years, until an opportunity came about at WFAN. “This is what I always wanted,” he says to Lisa. Giannotti explains that, everything he did was to ensure that he ended up where he is today. He grew up listening to WFAN and feels that, the station has always been a part of him. For Giannotti, landing this job was a “dream come true”.

Giannotti expresses how honored he feels to be apart of the Morris County Columbus Day Parade this year, being recognized as the Italian-American entertainer of the year. This recognition and honor is well-deserved. Giannotti shows us that, with a little perseverance, dreams CAN turn into reality.

 

 

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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