About Neil

 

About Neil A. Carousso:

Neil A. Carousso is an award-winning journalist, who is recognized as a “30 And Under Superstar” by Radio Ink, covering news and business for WCBS-AM New York and contributing original content for WCBS’ on-air and digital platforms, which are nationally syndicated across the RADIO.COM network.

He is a producer and writer at WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City where he covers daily local, national and international news and breaking news as it happens on the 24/7 news station that serves the New York Metropolitan Area on 880 AM and globally on RADIO.COM.

Neil is the the producer of business programming at WCBS, including co-hosting the WCBS Small Business Spotlight multi-platform series with Joe Connolly; Neil has booked entrepreneurs, namely Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and local business leaders to share their wisdom with an audience of owners, dreamers and consumers. Among his roles covering business news at WCBS, Neil produces and plans the WCBS Business Breakfast series on-location three times a year throughout the Tri-State Area. Due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Neil spearheaded the first-ever WCBS Virtual Business Breakfast focused on business survival and recovery.

Neil helped develop a new weekly program with WCBS anchor Lynda Lopez in June 2020 and took on an additional role at the station as the segment producer and features editor of  “The 880 Weekly Rewind,” airing Friday nights at 7 PM. He produces the Week In Sound feature and edits Lopez’s interviews with newsmakers.

He produces special multi-media coverage of New York Mets baseball on the WCBS Mets Radio Network and special events on-air and online – a number of which have received local and national accolades from the Associated Press and Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

Neil is also involved in collaborations with the Entercom production staff, sales initiatives and sponsor/client relations as it pertains to WCBS’ business programs and other special projects he is managing.

Neil was the executive producer of the “Mooch and the Mrs. with Anthony and Deidre Scaramucci” podcast on RADIO.COM for its one and a half year run that included on-location programs at the 2019 SALT Conference in Las Vegas and the Hunt & Fish Club in Times Square with prominent guests including Chris Christie, Maria Menounos, Mark Cuban and Brian Cashman.

Neil has also freelanced stories on veterans issues for ConnectingVets.com.

WCBS Newsradio 880 (WCBS-AM New York), ConnectingVets.com, and RADIO.COM are owned by Entercom Communications Corp. Neil is an employee of Entercom.

Neil is an Associated Press, Hearst Corporation, New York Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists and All Access Media Group award-winning journalist, producer, nationally ranked reporter and talk show host.

Neil has hosted his own talk programs in a career that started at a youthful age; his voice can be heard on WCBS and Entercom programming.

Click the hamburger button on the top right of the YouTube embedded playlist above to view WCBS Newsradio 880’s Small Business Spotlight videos that Neil A. Carousso produces and edits.

 

He is an entrepreneur, who founded Carousso Enterprises – a sole-proprietorship company with endeavors in news, politics, sports and entertainment multi-media content. As the President & Owner of Carousso Enterprises, Neil manages a small staff and produces all content on www.NeilACarousso.com and manages www.CaroussoEnterprises.com, the corporate website.

An impassioned community leader, Neil is involved in several entities, including communications, marketing and business, using his skills and boundless energy and motivation to make a positive impact in people’s lives.

As a manager, executive producer and on-air talent at Marconi award-winning WRHU-FM with reach into New York City, Neil recruited, coached and nurtured on-air talent, booked guests, including celebrities and local and national politicians, and executed production and imaging for the morning drive program.

Throughout various leadership positions at WCBS-AM New York, WABC-TV New York, Fox News Channel, WRHU-FM Hempstead and independently, Neil has consistently demonstrated a track record of enterprise reporting, producing and hosting high-end contemporary and relevant multi-media content with the diligence, focus and storytelling qualities needed to produce high ratings.

Neil has a depth of knowledge of economics, business, finance, American politics, veterans issues and national security. He reported and provided insightful political commentary during the 2016 United States presidential election for WABC-TV New York – the top-rated local television news team in the country – CBS New York, and independently via Carousso Enterprises’ platforms. Neil also worked at Fox News Channel in New York City during the 2016 election year, producing segments for “The Five,” “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

Neil A. Carousso Reports. Click the hamburger button on the top right of the YouTube embedded playlist above to view some of Neil’s award-winning video content.

 

Neil transcended WRHU’s variety morning talk show into a substantive and entertaining format, hosted by well-informed and engaging Hofstra University student hosts, including himself. The show allows for lively news, sports and political talk, expert analysis and interviews with notable guests plus breaking news coverage.

In addition to his role as Morning Wake-Up Call producer and host, Neil produced and anchored “Newsline,” the Associated Press award-winning evening news broadcast on Long Island’s WRHU-FM. He also provided business reports on the U.S. financial markets as well as community news and events, which earned him a national ranking as a reporter from the prestigious Hearst Corporation.

Neil led the political news team as a producer and senior reporter of WRHU News’ annual election night broadcasts and coverage of the 2014 gubernatorial election, the 2015 general elections and the 2016 presidential election. Neil traveled around the U.S. to cover the presidential primaries, reported on policy, interviewed voters and political experts and hosted radio specials on WRHU and independently. Neil also served as a stringer for 103.9 LI News Radio (WRCN-FM), a commercial station on Long Island.

Neil embarked on his career at a young age, founding a school newspaper in junior high school before becoming the public address announcer for Saint Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, Queens at 12 years old. The “Voice of Saint Francis Prep,” created SFP TV, a live streaming service in which Neil served as the executive producer, sole sports broadcaster, news anchor and reporter. He spearheaded marketing and public relations campaigns, inking sponsorship deals with local newspapers and MSG Varsity, where he also worked as guest play-by-play announcer alongside Rich Ackerman who is now his colleague at Entercom.

Neil graduated from Hofstra University, where he was a Provost Scholar Award student, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism with Minors in Political Science and General Business. Neil resides in New York City.