Greg Cergol

Long Island Correspondent

Friday, Aug 2, 2013  |  Updated 3:13 PM EDT
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Greg Cergol

NBC 4 New York

Greg Cergol

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Greg Cergol joined NBC 4 New York as a Long Island correspondent in April 1999.  

Based at NBC 4 New York’s Long Island news bureau in Melville, Cergol has provided in-depth reports on headline-making stories in the community including Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, the blizzard of 2012 and Long Island’s prescription drug epidemic.

The Queens native’s work has also extended beyond the Long Island area. He reported on September 11th and its aftermath; traveled to Cuba to profile New Yorkers guarding terrorist prisoners there; filed a series of reports on a devastating earthquake in Turkey; and anchored and wrote a one-hour documentary on the history of Yankee Stadium that garnered a New York State Broadcasters Association Award for Excellence. 

Most of Cergol’s reporting career has focused on Long Island. He joined NBC 4 New York from News 12 Long Island, where he served as reporter and anchor for nine years. 

Prior to that, he worked at WGSM Radio in Melville (1983 to 1990), serving as news director, anchor and reporter.  

Cergol also spent time as a news editor for NBC Radio Network News (1988-89) and as a teaching assistant for the college TV news program, Long Island News Tonight. His early career as a broadcast journalist included stints as a reporter/anchor at WOW Radio in Omaha, Nebraska, and WBCS Radio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Cergol is a past recipient of the Long Island Journalist of the Year Award from the Long Island Press Club. He has also received the Media Champion Award from the Nassau-Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless and been honored  prior to a NY Mets game with the General’s Award for Outstanding Performance for his coverage of the US Army Reserves. 

His public appearances have also benefitted the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club, the ALS Association of Greater NY, the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, the Huntington Community First Aid Squad and Huntington's Chamber of Commerce.  

Cergol has garnered six Emmy Awards, including one for his role in NBC 4 New York's extensive coverage of Hurricane Irene. He has also received three RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards, two Cable Aces Awards from the Long Island Press Club and Associated Press, as well as numerous FOLIO honors from the Long Island Fair Media Council.   

A graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Cergol received a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Communications. He is married and resides in Suffolk County.  

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