This year marks Gene's 30th anniversary at WJAR, having started as a freelance reporter in the summer of 1992. As co-anchor of the top rated NBC 10 News at 6, host of the number one "10 News Conference" political program, and market-leading "Morning Man" for WPRO radio, Gene has simply, and deservedly, come to be known as "Rhode Island's Anchorman"!
What a ride it has been, and what a great year 2021 was with Gene winning his fifth Emmy award, and three more "Best of RI" awards for radio and TV, something no one else has done in the same year.
In 2016 Gene was inducted in the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle for 25 years of distinguished service adding to his many industry honors and citations, including several Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards for reporting and anchoring.
Gene's longtime support of charitable and non-profit events has earned him several Humanitarian awards, including special recognition from the RI Red Cross, The DaVinci Center for Social Progress, and the UNICO "Mille Grazie" award for fostering a positive image of Italian Americans. Gene is also a New England coordinator for the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) working on on issues of importance for the community at large.
A "Street Reporter" at heart, Gene has covered many of Channel 10's biggest stories including papal visits, local and national elections, and the 9/11 attacks in New York City where he was one of the first reporters to reach ground zero. He later reported extensively from Washington, D.C., and traveled to Guantanamo, Cuba.
He moderates all of the station's political debates, and was even the subject of his own "day in the life of" profile on Rhode Island PBS.
A NJ native and graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Gene started his career as a desk assistant for WPIX in New York, and also worked at stations in New Jersey and Connecticut. He married his high school sweetheart, has three daughters, and makes his home in Kent County.