12th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter’s Announced

Wale Aliyu / NBC 4

Wale Aliyu is an award-winning journalist who joined NBC 4 New York in July, 2016. He comes to the Big Apple following six years in the Buckeye State, reporting for WKYC in Cleveland and ABC 22/FOX 45 in Dayton. In 2015, Wale’s work was recognized by the Press Club of Cleveland, which awarded him the Ohio Excellence in Journalism award for Online Storytelling, as well as the Ohio Excellence in Journalism award for Online General News Story.


Barbara Hoffman / New York Post

Barbara Hoffman is a Features Writer and Editor At New York Post


Robert A. George / New York Daily News

Robert A. George is a member of the Daily News Editorial Board. He has been writing about New York and national issues for nearly two decades. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


John-Oliver / Inside Edition

John-Oliver Valentin Story Coordinator – Inside Edition


Walter Geis / 1010WINS

Walter Geis is a Reporter for WINS-AM


Nate Rodgers / Chasing News

Nate Rodgers is a Reporter for Chasing News with Bill Spadea


Ralphie Aversa

Ralphie Aversa is an American syndicated radio host and entertainment reporter. His forte is interviews – from topic experts to national newsmakers. Ralphie has spoken with everyone from Lady Gaga to Matt Damon. He’s covered a wide variety of events on location, from the 2008 Presidential Election to the MTV Video Music Awards

12th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show Date Announced!

The 12 Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show will take place on Sunday June 9th @ 5:30 pm at Comic Strip Live (1568 Second Ave / bet 81st & 82nd) comedy club. It will feature nine media professionals each doing five minutes of stand up comedy in order to raise money for Best Friends Animal Society – A fantastic charity that is helping to save the lives of homeless pets and supporting other organizations in their efforts to make New York no-kill permanently.

Trends Journal Publisher Gerald Celente Wins The Local 11th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show

Trends Journal Publisher Gerald Celente Wins The Local 11th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show

Gerald Celente, the Publisher of the Trends Journal has won 11th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show (www.nyfunniestreporter.com) which took place on June 10th at Comic Strip Live comedy club in Manhattan. Ed Kalegi from The Ed Kalegi Radio Show and Michael P. Regan from Bloomberg Markets Live both tied for runner up. Christine Harvey from New Living Magazine was the second runner up.

The event, produced by Goldman McCormick Public Relations (www.goldmanmccormick.com) also featured Maria Dorfner (Good Morning America), Alycia Powers (Inside Edition), Aaron Elstein (Crain’s New York Business), and Matt Shirley (CGTN America TV).David Weiss (1010 WINS) was the show emcee and last year’s co-winner Ronn Blitzer (Law & Crime Network) made a guest appearance.

New York’s Funniest Reporter show benefited the Humane Society of New York, and was sponsored by Todd Marlon Luxury Timepieces, Chalkin’ Social®, and iCloth.

The annual show has featured over 70 media professionals through the years performing stand up comedy to raise money for charity. Participants have included media personalities from NBC, WPIX, Good Morning America, CBS, NY1, Fox News, Star Magazine, ABC, News 12, MSNBC, CNN, The Resident, New York Post, and New York Daily News.

For more information about show and to donate to the Humane Society, visit www.NYfunniestreporter.com and the Humane Society of New York (http://www.humanesocietyny.org ).

Gerald Celente, New York’s Funniest Reporter Show, media, charity event

11th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show!

11th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show!

The 2018 New York’s Funniest Reporter show will take place on Sunday, June 10th @ 5:30 pm at Comic Strip Live comedy club (1568 Second Ave / bet 81st & 82nd). It will feature seven media professionals each doing five minutes of stand up comedy in order to raise money for the Humane Society of New York (http://www.humanesocietyny.org/).


David Weiss / Show Emcee
A native New Yorker, David’s radio and TV career of nearly 40 years has spanned the fields of news anchoring and reporting, sportscaster and TV & radio talk show host as well as a 4-year stint as a TV weather person. His career journey has taken him from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, and then returning in 1989 to Long Island and New York City. For the past 12 years, he has been heard as a news anchor at 1010 WINS. He is also the radio voice of Long Island Ducks baseball, and editor of Long Island’s ‘Golfing Magazine.’ David took part in the 2017 New York’s Funniest Reporter event and has become a popular presence on the Long Island standup comedy circuit. David lives on the south shore of Suffolk County with his wife, two daughters, and neurotic therapy dog.

Alycia Powers
Alycia Powers is a Reporter & Associate Producer at Inside Edition

Anne D’Innocenzio
Anne D’Innocenzio has been the national retail writer for The Associated Press since 2000. She closely follows Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers and has been chronicling how companies are overhauling their businesses in a dramatically shifting landscape. D’Innocenzio regularly appears on AP Radio and has been on National Public Radio and MSNBC to offer her take on the retailing business and shopper habits. In 2013, she was honored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for her feature that examined the complexities surrounding ethically sourced clothing.Before joining AP, D’Innocenzio covered the fashion business for Women’s Wear Daily.

Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente is Publisher of The Trends Journal. Celente, who developed the Globalnomic® methodology to identify, track, forecast and manage trends, is a political atheist. Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology or conventional wisdom, Celente, whose motto is “think for yourself,” observes and analyzes the current events forming future trends for what they are — not for the way he wants them to be. And while Celente holds a U.S. passport, he considers himself a citizen of the world.

Maria Dorfner
Maria Dorfner is the owner of NewsMD Communications, a full-service production company specializing in Health. She develops original health content and provides PR services for the best in health services and products. Her clients have included a Who’s Who in Health and she’s been a medical/health stories go-to resource for NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC and other stations. She says one of the most important things is maintaining editorial control. It’s important to report medical stories in an unbiased way and make sure to cover all angles, i.e. the good, bad and ugly so people can make informed decisions. It’s vital to provide reliable and accurate information to the public, as that public includes your own family and loved ones. She turns down a lot of stories that don’t measure up to what she calls her journalistic scrutiny based on over three decades of experience. Her health blog is at NewsMD: What’s Hot in Health.

Ed Kalegi
Ed Kalegi is an American voice actor, radio personality, host, and actor based in the New York City area and born in 1967. Currently the host of “America Weekend with Ed Kalegi,” which is syndicated nationally by the Envision Radio Network. The program is heard coast to coast on Radio and is also available via Audioboom and iHeartRadio. The show is a new take on TalkRadio. The show is a mix of light Comedy and Lifestyle stories. The show deals with Entertainment, Health, Travel, Business, Sports, Parenting, Film, and more. Guests have included Dick Cavett, Melissa Gilbert, Henry Winkler, Chris Matthews, Shannen Doherty, and others. He is also the afternoon Traffic/Weather/Sports personality on WBBR (Bloomberg 1130) Radio in New York City.

Michael P. Regan
Michael P. Regan started out in journalism in the early 1990s at small newspapers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, covering stuff like zoning boards,car wrecks, and earning less than the drivers who delivered the papers. He moved to New York in 1999 to work at FoxNews.com, mainly because his cable service didn’t carry Fox News so he assumed the anchors were all like Kent Brockman from “The Simpsons.” After discovering he wasn’t Fox material, he moved to the Associated Press in 2000 and transitioned to financial news. However, when he moved to Bloomberg in 2007 to cover stocks, his earliest experience turned out to be the most valuable because the stock market quickly turned into a car wreck. He currently runs Bloomberg’s Markets Live blog, has written cover stories for Bloomberg Markets and Businessweek magazines, appears regularly on Bloomberg TV and Radio, as well as NPR and just about any other media outlet that agrees to send a car service.

Aaron Elstein
Coming to Crain’s New York Business in 2003, he wrote “Heard on the Street” columns at the Wall Street Journal, covered bank mergers for American Banker, and got his start reporting on downstate Illinois graft and corruption for Illinois Times in Springfield. His articles, columns and blogs have won numerous awards over the years, including from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Alliance of Area Business Publications and the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award. He lives with his wife and son and spends much of his free time worrying about the Red Sox.

Christine Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, New Living Magazine
Christine Lynn Harvey is publisher and editor of New Living Magazine, a holistic health and fitness magazine she founded in 1991. It is New York’s longest running monthly wellness magazine, publishing continuously for 27 years now. A native New Yorker and currently residing on Long Island, she has been a TV news reporter, documentary film director, radio host, freelance writer, copy writer and public relations consultant over the years.
Website: <a href=”http://www.newliving.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>www.newliving.com </a>

Matt Shirley, Producer, CGTN America TV

Ronn Blitzer Senior Editor, Law &amp; Crime Network -Legal Analyst (Last years Co-Winner ) 

BREAKING NEWS: CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Wins 9th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show

BREAKING NEWS: CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Wins 9th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show

NEW YORK, NY – CNN’s Brooke Baldwin took the top prize at 9th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show (www.nyfunniestreporter.com) which took place on Sunday, September 14th at Comic Strip Live comedy club. Finishing in 2nd place was Fox News Contributor Tamara Holder and in 3rd place was Arise TV’s Andrew Schmertz.

“Brooke did an amazing job and we offer her our heartfelt congratulations. We also offer our deepest appreciation to all participants in this year’s show. We cannot emphasize how courageous these individuals are and how their efforts help a great cause.” Said Mark Goldman & Ryan McCormick, New York’s Funniest Reporter Show Co-Producers. “

New York’s Funniest Reporter Show raises money & awareness of the Humane Society of New York (http://www.humanesocietyny.org/). Since it was created in 2006, over sixty members of the media have participated in the show.

New York’s Funniest Reporter Show will reach a historic milestone in Dec 2015 when it celebrates its tenth year anniversary!

WPIX & NY1’s Magee Hickey & Fox News Channel’s Janice Dean Win The 8th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show Competition


WPIX & NY1’s Magee Hickey & Fox News Channel’s Janice Dean Win The 8th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show Competition

In an unprecedented occurrence in the eight-year history of New York’s Funniest Reporter Show (www.nyfunniestreporter.com) there were two winners deemed champion of this years show: WPIX & NY1’s Mageee Hickey & Fox News Channel’s Janice Dean. Economist & national syndicated host of the “Peter Schiff Show” Peter Schiff came in 2nd place and Fox Business News’ Charles Payne Placed 3rd.

“We are so thankful for all the reporters who were brave enough to take to the stage and do stand up comedy, we’re thankful for their comedian mentors who helped prepare them for the show, and we’re thankful to everyone who attended and made this night magical.” Said New York’s Funniest Reporter Show Co-Producer Mark Goldman. “We were amazed this year at level of competition among the participants – all were thoroughly prepared and all of them got big laughs during their performances.”
Magee Hickey & Janice Dean both gave incredible & memorial performances of equal caliber and the judges felt that they both deserved to win and share the title as champion. In addition to telling jokes, both Hickey & Dean incorporated creative musical elements which drew loud rounds of applause from the crowd.

Peter Schiff received several waves of laughter by pointing out the lighter side to his famous economic doomsday predictions and Charles Payne drew laughter & applause discussing his history as a reporter.
In addition, Comedian / Writer Jeffrey Gurian was inducted into the New York’s Funniest Reporter Show Hall of Fame, Class of 2013.