Apr 23

2018 New York’s Funniest Reporter Show

2018 New York’s Funniest Reporter Show Date & Line Up Announced!

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 over 35 years has spanned the fields of news reporting and anchoring, sports, talk show host, along with a 4-year stint as a TV weather anchor. His career journey has taken him from Rhode Island to Massachusetts, and then returning 20 years ago to Long Island and New York City. For the past 11 years he has, among other things, been heard as a news anchor on 1010 WINS. David lives on the south shore of Suffolk County with his wife, two daughters, a neurotic dog and drooling cat.


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. D’Innocenzio graduated from Smith College and has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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.

Jun 01

Jeffrey Gurian, Mentor of Champions

Comedian, Writer, and Author Jeffrey Gurian has been an integral part of New York’s Funniest Reporter show since it began in 2006. Gurian often takes on the role as mentoring to one or more participants in NYFR and teaches them how to do stand up comedy. His success rate is unparalleled as nearly 60% of this students have gone on to win New York’s Funniest Reporter show. We’re so thankful to not only Gurian but, all our mentors who devote their time & effort to working with brave members of the media.

May 26

And The Winners Are……

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