John Montone is the morning street reporter for 1010 WINS Radio. Owned by Infinity Broadcasting, 1010 WINS is the “most-listened to station in the nation” with an average weekly audience between 2.5 and 3-million listeners.
Morning reporter 1010 WINS All-News radio since 1992. Talk Show Host WMC Radio 1989-90 ABC Talk Radio Network 1990-91.
Major story covered: 9/11 attacks. John was one of the first on the scene and was near the base of the south tower when it collapsed. His coverage of that morning was written up in newspapers, magazines and a book.
Daily stories: Include MOS (man on the street) with cabbies, straphangers, cops, hookers and ordinary New Yorkers (if such an animal exists).
Quirky stories: In additional to winning several awards for hard news work, John also won the Feature News Honor last year for his interview with an Orthodox rabbi and a talking fish.
In addition, John Motone has recently become notorious in the world of podcasting, John was quoted in the Wall Street Journal's coverage of podcasting in October 2005 and the web is full of references to the piece.
John is a strong speaker who can tell compelling tales about covering the news as well as the inner workings of a major news organization. He has a well developed and well known sense of humor and is very comfortable opening speeches to Q & A from the audience.
John is also now one of the voices on the enormously popular Grand Theft Auto-4 video game.