Greetings from Frank Cipolla.
Hello! It's great to be part of what's happening at News 12 New Jersey.
I'm pleased to be a part of The Morning Edition and share the newsdesk with
co-host Mizar Turdiu.With the help of News 12's professional staff of writers
and producers, I hope Mizar and I can provide all the information and fun you
need to get you going in the morning!
me, co-hosting is a special assignment. It's also a journey to the place where
it all began. You see, my formative years in the news were spent as a reporter
covering The Garden State: first as News Director and Morning Anchor at WCRV-AM
in Warren County and later in the same capacity at WJDM-AM in Elizabeth.
Looking back I realize what a wonderful time it was. I was a witness to the
start of some prominent political careers. I watched the rise of current
Republican State Chairman Chuck Haytaian (who was Warren County Freeholder at
the time), former gubernatorial candidate Jim Courter and former Congressman
Dick Zimmer. Later, I covered the state as a freelancer for several New York
spent the last year at News 12 renewing my contacts and making new ones. With
the help of News 12's top notch support staff, I was able to expose the
pressures charter bus drivers are under and how that pressure can lead to
revealed through unnamed sources the deplorable conditions parents claim their
children are subjected to at a northern New Jersey teen rehabilitation center.
And in November, I brought the breaking news to News 12 viewers concerning the
suicide of former Somerset County Prosecutor Nick Bissell.
My arrival at News 12 was preceded by nearly 15 years of covering
news in the metro area, first working in New Jersey and later as reporter/anchor
at WNBC-AM and the NBC Radio Network. I later worked as a News/Sports Anchor at
WFAN-AM and as News Director at Staten Island Cable.
It was there that I would make
national headlines by asking Congresswoman Susan Molinari if she'd ever smoked
She said no at the time and last
summer, days before the Republican National Convention, she was forced to
recant her story and admit she lied.
I was born and raised in New York City, but have spent just as much
of my life in New Jersey. I currently live in central New Jersey with my wife
and two children. Thanks for visiting my web page and keep watching because I
see you through the cable! (excerpts
and photos Courtesy of News 12 NJ.)
As of the writing of this page it has been
confirmed, Frank Onions is personally online but hasn't quite figured how to
use it. We will wait.
A Comment and Rebuttal By Mr. Gene
Grillo..Back to The CKCT page
.....I just visited Cipolla's home page and was SHOCKED!
SHOCKED and APPALLED!.
It was I who introduced Susan Molinari to marijuana use back in those
crazy, anything-goes 1980's (She was the Lizard Queen!). Frank's bit of shoddy,
sensationalistic faux-journalism ended the best relationship I'd ever had (and
also robbed me of my best customer!) I ask you, Mr. Cipolla, Have You No Shame?
Have You At Long Last, No Shame?!
Gotta go. Al Gore wants me to re-fill the bong....