I was born in Providence, and have been a lifelong Rhode Islander for the most part. I received a degree in Mass Communications from Rhode Island College in 1992. My radio career began in May of 1993, and I've bounced around for much of the last 2-decades-plus on various stations all over Providence, along with a stop on a radio network in Boston, with affiliated stations in Providence, Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, NH.
I've also spent a number of years as a comedy writer for television. That all began back in college, when I spent a year writing freelance monologue jokes for Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show." In 1993, my brother Kevin and I were handpicked by "Saturday Night Live" legend Phil Hartman in his final year as a cast member, to serve as writers for a prime-time variety show he was to host on NBC. And while that particular show never made it to air, Phil continued his friendship and working relationship with us on a number of projects, including network specials and films right up until his tragic death in 1998.
My brother and I moved to L.A. for a time to work on a number of shows, including "The MTV Movie Awards" in 1995, 1999 and 2003. Over the course of writing for MTV, we worked closely on short films with the likes of Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Lisa Kudrow and Andy Dick. We also became friendly with fellow writer Will Forte, who later went on to become a cast member on "Saturday Night Live."
In March of 2009, I began my stint on the Cat Country Morning Show primarily as its traffic reporter. In November of 2010, they officially hired me as a full-time co-host. You will never find two people having more fun every morning than my co-host, producer and very good friend, Amanda Leonardo. And the two of us could not be more honored to have all of you join in on that fun.
Some of the accomplishments of which I am most proud since joining the team include the morning show having been nominated twice for the Large Market Personality of the Year CMA (2011, 2013). The station itself has also received two nominations (2012, 2013) and one win (2013) for the Large Market Station of the Year CMA award. None of that would have been possible if not for all of you who listen, and for that, you will forever have my gratitude. These have truly been honors of which we have all played a part.
As for my interests, I've been an absolute Red Sox fanatic since the age of four, and I'm an enormous sports fan in general. I have a real passion for writing, even when it's not career-related. I'm a hack guitar player, so music has always been an outlet for me in a number of ways. I'm also a huge student of comedy in general, to the extent that some may consider me to be a true comedy geek. I've lived in the woods of Chepachet since 2000. These days, I am doing so along with my wife, Carla, stepson, Jonathan, beagle, Fenway, our two cats, Linus and Lucy, and approximately 450 Red Sox bobbleheads.