About Neil


About Neil A. Carousso:

Neil A. Carousso is an entrepreneur and 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 Audacy 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 the Audacy app.

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, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and local business leaders to share their wisdom and advice with their audience.

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

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. Neil spearheaded the first-ever WCBS Virtual Business Breakfast focused on business survival and recovery and other virtual programs during the coronavirus pandemic.

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,” which airs Friday nights at 7 PM. He also contributes original reporting for Rewind. His video interviews and segments are published on WCBS 880’s digital platforms.

Following the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Neil produced and reported on the WCBS 880 Special: “Chaos in the Capitol – A Nation Divided,” hosted by Lynda Lopez, on January 8; this special program was nationally syndicated on Audacy stations.

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 also manages production of sponsored videos for Audacy, Inc. (formerly Entercom – the parent company of WCBS-AM and more than 230 radio stations in the U.S.) with top talent, including Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms.

He owns and operates Carousso Enterprises, LLC – a production company that specializes in producing corporate and sponsored videos and premier in-person and virtual events and programs. Neil has more than a decade of experience in executive producing multi-media content and hosting live shows for major market media companies and other prestigious brands.

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.

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

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 and on-air talent at Marconi award-winning WRHU-FM with reach into New York City, Neil recruited, coached and nurtured on-air talent, led the morning drive news team, and executive produced and hosted on-location programs at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, NY for three consecutive years and the Belmont Stakes.

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.

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 and produced coverage of 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 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, 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 a guest play-by-play announcer alongside Rich Ackerman who is now his colleague at Audacy.

Click the hamburger button on the top right of the YouTube playlist above to watch games, reports, school news, events and promos from the SFP TV archives.

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.