Those of you listening to WBFO’s morning show this week have been treated to the voice of Bert Gambini, the new host of Morning Edition during NPR and local news.
Though Gambini has hosted the WBFO morning jazz segment for years, with a wealth of knowledge in the genre, he began as a news reporter. Gambini worked in news at WHLD and WBEN before moving to WBFO, and he’s looking forward to the new post. “It’s a great opportunity to work with an award-winning news team,” he says.
Gambini, who will be on the air from 5 to 10AM says he’s worked this early slot before but as a ski reporter, which didn’t necessitate getting up, getting dressed and leaving the house before his day started. Saying he’d need to be at the station by 4:30AM, Gambini guesses he may be looking at a 6PM bed time, but says he’ll ask Mark Wozniak, the former morning host about the particulars. “Woz,” meanwhile, will be taking over as announcer for the afternoon news. And Doug Blakely, with whom Gambini shared jazz duties, will be heading up the morning music segment.
Anyone who’s seen or heard Gambini in action, either live or on the air, will attest to News Director Mark Scott’s assessment of Gambini’s delivery style as “smooth.” No doubt, Gambini is informed and always gives a flawless performance.
In thinking about more of the upside of his new assignment at the station, Gambini says, “I’ll never have to wrestle for a parking space.” Gambini on Morning Edition is one more reason to get your local and national news from WBFO.
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