Dick Brennan (journalist) Biography
Dick Brennan is an American journalist, news anchor, and reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City. He also co-anchors the News At Nine on CBS2’s sister station WLNY, with Alice Gainer. Previously, he was a political reporter for Fox 5 News in New York City. Before appearing on-camera, Dick was a producer for radio personality Bruce Williams, WWOR-TV and WNBC-TV. After anchoring and reporting at UPN-9, now known as MY-9, Brennan made the switch to Fox’s flagship WNYW as an anchor and reporter.
Dick Brennan (journalist) Age
Have you asking yourself how old is the American news anchor and reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City. The American journalist was born in 1969. He is 50 years old.
Dick Brennan (journalist) Height
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Dick Brennan (journalist) Family
Have you been wondering if the American news anchor and reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City engaged or in a relationship, well according to our research, Brennan lives in New York, and is married and together they are blessed with two daughters.
Dick Brennan (journalist) Education
He grew up in Queens, attended Archbishop Molloy High School, and then graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx.
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Dick Brennan (journalist) Career
He is an anchor and reporter for CBS2 in New York City. He also co-anchors the News At Nine on CBS2’s sister station TV-1055, with Alice Gainer. Previously, he was a political reporter for Fox 5 News in New York City. Before appearing on-camera, Dick was a producer for WWOR-TV and WNBC-TV. After anchoring and reporting at UPN-9, now known as MY-9, Brennan made the switch to Fox’s flagship WNYW as an anchor and reporter. Brennan is the winner of numerous awards, and recently collected another EMMY Award for his coverage of Super-storm Sandy.
Dick Brennan (journalist) Net Worth
From his Journalist career, he has an estimated net worth of $20 Million.
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Dick Brennan and Alice Gainer: News Duo
After a day of reporting in the field, CBS journalists Alice Gainer, FCRH ’04, and Dick Brennan, GABELLI ’83, meet up each night at the anchor desk, ready to broadcast the 9 p.m. news on WLNY, a tri-state-area station owned by CBS. Before becoming co-anchors, they each worked for WFUV, Fordham’s radio station, at different times in its history. But both emerged from that experience with all the confidence and skills of a Gotham reporter.“I started working at FUV post 9/11,” Gainer says, and “I remember covering a lot of stories at City Hall on the EPA and air quality.
” She stood alongside the city’s network news reporters, including some of her current colleagues. She says “being able to report on the same stories that the professionals are doing really gives you the edge” as a college student. For one, it meant the New Jersey native didn’t have to leave the area to start in a smaller market as many young journalists do.“We received the most invaluable training,” she says, praising George Bodarky, FCRH ’93, WFUV’s longtime news director. “He’s fantastic. Such a great teacher and so patient.”An Emmy winner for her story on exploding manhole covers, Gainer says she likes covering breaking news “because it’s exciting and you’re under pressure to get it right.
”Brennan, who has two Emmys to his credit, worked at FUV before it became an NPR affiliate in 1988 when it was staffed entirely by students.“You were running the place,” he said, “which I thought was great. We made all the decisions for better or for worse.” His classmates include Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay, New York Knicks announcer Mike Breen, and Access Hollywood producer Christine Fahey. He recalls covering the presidential election in Washington, D.C., for WFUV in 1980, when Jimmy Carter conceded early. “I’m in the [hotel] lobby, Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn walk out. He comes right up to me and just looks at me and smiles.”
Brennan says he was caught off guard and fumbled. “I learned the ultimate lesson. You better always have a question ready.”Brennan’s first love as a reporter is politics, “the challenge of getting past what they want the story to be and for you to find what the story really is.”The veteran newscaster, who was a longtime political reporter for Fox 5 and covered the war in Iraq, says he’s had to adjust to social media responsibilities, like tweeting while covering a breaking story. “Those one-liners might be the only news people get all day,” he says. But as the news business continues to evolve, both he and Gainer say the reporting skills they learned at FUV are as relevant as ever. “There are these rock-solid principles that matter,” Brennan says, “and that hasn’t changed.”