I was born in Providence, and have been a lifelong Rhode Islander for the most part. My radio career began in 1993, and I've bounced around for much of the last 18-years 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 on the show, 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."
Since February of 2009, I have been employed by Mediapeel, delivering traffic reports for stations all over the Providence market. My stint as a traffic reporter on Cat Country eventually led to my job here, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this super-talented team.
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 for most of the last eleven-years with my beagle Fenway and three cats, who, for some bizarre reason, seem to think that they are dogs as well.