Entercom News 880 WCBS New York has promoted Alex Silverman to Assistant Director of News & Programming.
Silverman has served as an anchor and reporter at WCBS since 2011 after previously working at 97.3 KIRO-FM Seattle and 570 WSYR Syracuse NY. In his new position he will be responsible for managing day-to-day news coverage for the station, website, and social media. He will retain his previous on-air duties. In addition to his duties at WCBS, Silverman is an adjunct professor at Fordham University teaching Social Media for Journalists.
Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced today that it has elevated Alex Silverman to Assistant Director of News and Programming for WCBS 880 Newsradio. In this role, Silverman will help manage the day-to-day news coverage for the station, its website and social media channels in addition to his current reporting and anchoring responsibilities.
“Alex is a talented news broadcaster and passionate storyteller. His work on air, online, and on the station’s social media channels has helped set WCBS 880 apart from our competitors as a brand that delivers more than just the headlines,” said John Fullam, Entercom’s Senior Vice President and Market Manager.
“I’ve always been proud of the impactful, relevant news coverage WCBS Newsradio 880 provides to millions of listeners a month across New York and beyond. We have the best team in the business and I and look forward to continuing to deliver on that promise,” said Silverman.
Alex is an award-winning news reporter and anchor who received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in 2017 for “Excellence in Sound.” He was also a part of WCBS’s award-winning coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. His live on scene coverage of the 2016 Chelsea Bombing helped the station earn numerous accolades including best spot news from the New York State Associated Press News Association, and a National Murrow for Best Newscast. He also helped to lead WCBS 880 Newsradio’s coverage of major news events including the Boston Marathon bombings, the Orlando nightclub shooting, and the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Prior to joining WCBS 880 in 2011, Silverman was a reporter and anchor at KIRO-FM in Seattle from 2010-2011, and from 2008-2010 he was a reporter and morning news anchor at WSYR-AM in Syracuse, New York, where he graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Silverman is also an adjunct instructor at Fordham University, where he designed a course titled “Social Media for Journalists.”