Frank Cipolla

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Frank Cipolla
Frank Cipolla in 2017
Born Queens, New York

Frank Cipolla is an American television and radio news broadcaster.

Early life

Frank Cipolla grew up in Middle Village, Queens, New York City, where he attended Christ the King High School; the school later inducted him into its Hall of Fame.[1] He graduated from[2] 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.[3]

Cipolla lives in Old Bridge, New Jersey.[4]


Upon graduation, Cipolla was hired at WCRV in Washington, NJ and later worked at WJDM[5] 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.[3]

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.[3] 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, where he worked as both"anchor and reporter."[6][7] He is currently a network news anchor at the Wall Street Journal Radio Network.[8][9] 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.[8][6]


In April, 2005 Cipolla was inducted into the Christ the King High School Hall of Fame.[10]

Personal life

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. 

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


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. Huff, Richard (4 February 2005). "Ratings race gets racy Sexy". New York Dialy News. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  2. Saint John's University. "Supporters and Alumni". Retrieved December 2010. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Starr, Michael (22 July 2002). "Tale of two Franks no Chip off the old block". New YOrk Post. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  4. Loyer, Susan (30 November 2012). "Telethon to aid hurricane victims in 3 municipalities". Courier News. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  5. "WJDM". WJDM. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Huff, Richard (13 May 2011). "A FRANK LOOK AT LOCAL NEWS". New York Daily News. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  7. Silverman, Justin (27 August 2015). "Murdered reporters were doing a job that makes it difficult to see danger approach". New York Daily News. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Petty, Todd (22 September 2011). "Award winning broadcaster Frank Cipolla writes about his experience at WCRV in Washington in new book". The Hunterdon County Democrat. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  9. "Newsroom Staff". The Wall Street Journal. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  10. "Hall of Fame Members". Christ the King High School. 

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