Frank Cipolla

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Frank Cipolla
Frank Cipolla
Born Queens, New York

Frank Cipolla is an American television and radio news broadcaster.

Early life[edit]

Frank Cipolla grew up in Queens, New York where he graduated from[1] 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[2] 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. There Cipolla co-hosted the popular Morning Edition with Mizar Turdiu.

In April 2001, Cipolla 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.[3] 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.[4]


In April, 2005 Cipolla was inducted into the Christ the King High School Hall of Fame.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Cipolla lives with his wife in New Jersey.



Cipolla, Frank (2011), "It Shocked Even Us!" And More Crazy Stories Covering Local News, Taryn Vinik, ISBN 978-0-578-08140-3 


Ellen Montemarano (19 May 2011). "Broadcaster gives back to the industry he loves". Suburban. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 

Carol Ann Benanti (13 May 2011). "NEW AUTHOR". Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

Richard Huff (13 May 2011). "Reporting from the field harder than it looks, says former WWOR anchor". Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

All Access (5 May 2011). "Book From New York Newsman Frank Cipolla Coming May 15th". Retrieved 2011-05-05. 

njrm (19 April 2011). "NJRM’s Frank Cipolla’s "It Shocked Even Us!"". The New Jersey Radio Museum. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 


Frank Cipolla WNBC Radio 1988
Frank Cipolla WNBC Radio 1988
Frank Cipolla and Mizar Turdiu News 12 New Jersey
Frank Cipolla and Mizar Turdiu News 12 New Jersey

" Frank appears with host Jeff Bolton on KLIF-AM in Dallas talking about "It Shocked Even Us!" "


  1. ^ Saint John's University. "Supporters and Alumni". Retrieved December 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "WJDM". WJDM. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Newsroom Staff". The Wall Street Journal. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  4. ^ "". Frank Cipolla. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame Members". Christ the King High School. 

External links[edit]


WTNH Morning Show (21 May 2011). Author Frank Cipolla 'It Shocked Even Us' (Television interview). New Haven, Connecticut: WTNH. 

"Better Connecticut" WFSB-TV Channel 3 (20 May 2011). WFSB-3 Connecticut: Author Frank Cipolla Talks About 'It Shocked Even Us' (Television interview). Hartford, Connecticut: WFSB-TV Channel 3. 

The Alan Colmes Show (18 May 2011). VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES (Radio interview). - Fox Radio. 

Gary Gellman (8 May 2011). Frank Cipolla on Let's Talk with Gary Gellman, Part 2 (Television interview). - OnHoldServices. 

Gary Gellman (8 May 2011). Frank Cipolla on Let's Talk with Gary Gellman, Part 1 (Television interview). - OnHoldServices.