Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8/26 Frank Cipolla, David Hogberg, Ph.D, Jerry Kammer

Talkback Wednesday 26 Aug 2015
Chuck Wilder Noon - 2 PM PDST

 Frank Cipolla  With some insight on Todays shooting.   By coincidence he was hired by WDBJ General Manager Jeff Marks early in his career and remains a friend and colleague. Frank  grew up in Queens, New York where he graduated from St. John's University. While attending college he worked on the university radio and TV stations and interned at WPIX-FM and WNBC (AM) in New York City.Upon graduation, Cipolla was hired at WCRV in Washington, NJ and later worked at WJDM 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 1989, when WNBC’s frequency was sold to WFAN, Cipolla joined the all-sports station as its afternoon news anchor before moving into local television news. Cipolla launched the first live call-in news talk show at Time Warner Cable in Staten Island, and was hired at the newly launched News 12 New Jersey in March 1996.In April 2001, he was hired as a reporter at WWOR-TV in New York City, and later served as a fill-in anchor. He is currently a network news anchor at the Wall Street Journal Radio Network. His twice-hourly reports can be heard on hundreds of stations coast to coast.
Cipolla's 2011 book It Shocked Even Us! is a comic memoir of his 30 years in radio and TV news.

David Hogberg, Ph.D., is a health care policy analyst for the National Center for Public Policy Research. Previously, he was a Washington Correspondent for Investor's Business Daily, specializing in his coverage of health care and Medicare. Dr. Hogberg holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Iowa. He is currently working on a book entitled Medicare's Victims: How The U.S. Government's Largest Health Care System Harms Patients And Impairs Physicians."His report: Walker and Rubio Depart from Previous GOP Candidates by Releasing Plans Early, Signaling Health Care Will Be a Central Issue for the Campaigns"

Jerry Kammer, a senior research fellow at CIS, won many awards in his 30 years plus as a journalist. In 2006 he received a Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award for his work in helping uncover the bribery scandal whose central figure was Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham. His work in Mexico for the Arizona Republic was honored with the 1989 Robert F. Kennedy Award for humanitarian journalism. Discussing his 4 part series: "Is It Really "an Invasion"?"  (

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