Now on Satellite Radio & Bloomberg

Have SiriusXM? You can now catch my brief top-of-hour newscasts on SiriusXM Channels 124 and 127 — Sundays from 1-6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday noon-5 p.m. (All times Eastern.) Many of my Sunday newscasts also air on Bloomberg Radio, heard on SiriusXM Channel 119 — and on Bloomberg stations in New York City (1130 AM) — Washington, D.C. (99.1 FM) —  Boston […]

First Radio Broadcast

45 years ago — on September 23, 1971 — there I was: prepubescent, wearing braces — and on the radio.  If you think I looked goofy, wait until you — (wince) — hear how I sounded. A decade later — still before I grew up and got serious about college and journalism — I had more fun than you can […]

Anchoring Presidential Debate Coverage

NEW YORK, NY – September 19, 2016 — Westwood One News will provide live, anchored coverage of all three presidential debates and the vice presidential debate in late September and October, plus provide live special reports on each night the debates are held. Westwood One News will also offer a two-minute wrap-up special on each debate. Coverage of each 90-minute debate will be […]

9/11: 15 Years Later

September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives in New York, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Here is a brief sampling of voices captured for a series of reports Westwood One radio network affiliates are broadcasting to commemorate the anniversary — people offering their views on understandings […]

As early as in the next few weeks, an international tribunal in The Hague could announce whether China is operating within international legal norms as it builds up, and claims as Chinese territory, the Spratly Islands — a set of reefs, banks and cays jutting just above sea level a thousand miles from the Chinese mainland and within 200 miles […]

Gulf War 25th Anniversary

Having thought myself already a “salty” Marine at the time — and feeling not that much older now — it is difficult to fathom that 25 years have passed since the 1991 Gulf War.  It is sobering, as well, to consider all that has transpired in Southwest Asia since Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Those undertakings were — for the […]

Veterans on Veterans Day

Early into my work this year with Westwood One News,  I was afforded the opportunity to spend considerable time with a variety of military veterans — sharing their stories in a series of 11 reports, each about a minute long.  Participants ranged from college students to national leaders — discussing how they view their service and the day set aside […]

Hall of Fame Induction

When I was first posted as a Marine to the Washington, D. C. area, in 1989, a friend here recommended I volunteer with a group that helped publicize the Marine Corps Marathon. It was still a time in the event’s history when not all of the Corps’ top leaders thought the considerable effort required to put it on was worthwhile. […]

What had changed — and what hadn’t — in the three years since the U. S. Defense Department repealed the policy that prevented gay and lesbian service members from serving openly?  Based on months of research  and dozens of interviews, I explored that question in the fall of 2014.   On a recent summer morning in Northern Virginia, about 100 very fit […]

10 Years After: On Reporting the Beginning of the Iraq War

In early 2003, I was among a hundred or so journalists who would every day engage in reportorial Q&A sessions at the U. S. Central Command (Forward) media center. The briefings took place in a million-dollar “media briefing warehouse” constructed on Camp As Saliyah, a Qatari military base in a desert outside Doha. At the time — and even on […]