Mishkin at the NY1 studios
July 8, 1959
Monroe, New York, United States
|Education||Bachelor's Degree, University of Pennsylvania|
|Occupation||NY1 correspondent and host of "One on 1 with Budd Mishkin"|
|Notable credit(s)||NY1 correspondent, (1992–present)
WNBC Radio reporter
CNN New York writer
MSG Network reporter
He hosts the weekly series "One on 1 with Budd Mishkin," in which he interviews and profiles prominent New Yorkers with significant connections to the city. Mishkin began his work at the station as a sports correspondent and still hosts "Sports on 1: The Last Word" every Thursday. He also contributes feature stories to the network.
"One on 1 with Budd Mishkin"
Since the inception of "One on 1 with Budd Mishkin" in 2003, the series has profiled more than 200 New Yorkers from across a wide range of fields, including writers Gay Talese and Joan Didion; musicians Judy Collins, Ruben Blades and Wynton Marsalis; journalists Mike Wallace and Frank Rich; Gloria Steinem; actors Alan Alda and John Turturro; talent agent extraordinaire and dancer Jadin Wong, filmmakers Spike Lee and Miloš Forman; former New York Mayor Ed Koch; and former Governor of New York Mario Cuomo.
Life and career
Mishkin grew up in Monroe, New York. He began his career in the news shortly after graduating the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 with a degree in International Relations. One of his first jobs was as a radio ski reporter, where he broadcast his reports on the phone from his bathroom so as not to wake his roommates in their tiny Manhattan apartment.
Mishkin was one of the first people hired at NY1 when it went on the air in 1992. Before that, he wrote, reported, and produced for WWOR-TV, reported for WNBC Radio, wrote for CNN New York, reported for WRGB in Albany, and reported for “Sportsdesk” on the MSG Network.
Mishkin, who is of Russian-Jewish descent, also performs folk songs by the late Soviet singer-songwriter Bulat Okudzhava. He has played Okudzhava's music at the Cornelia St. Café and Makor in New York City, as well as performing for a number of Russian cultural groups. He starts every show with the signature line, “I know what you’re thinking: just another TV sports guy who sings Russian folk songs.” Mishkin studied in the former Soviet Union in high school and college in the 1970s and has since traveled to Russia twice in the 1990s.