Joan Hamburg has been part of the WOR, 710 AM, family in New York since the early 1970s. She grew up on Long Island and attended Barnard College before beginning her advertising career. Hamburg started her radio broadcasting with small consumer segments on the "Rambling with Gambling" morning show. It wasn't long before Hamburg got her very own show. Joan can be heard on WOR weekdays noon to 2pm with topics including the day's news, food, restaurant features, and celebrity interviews. Her two hour show is also a nationally syndicated weekend show. In November of 2012, Joan was inducted into the NYSE Broadcast Hall of Fame.
Senior Executive Producer of The Joan Hamburg Show:
Natalie Batos Vacca has been with WOR radio since 1997. For nine years, she was the Producer of WOR’s Morning Show. In March 2006, Natalie was promoted to Senior Producer at WOR and Producer of The Joan Hamburg Show. She has received several prestigious awards for her work including the New York Press Club Byline Award for Best Spot News coverage for the Swiss Air Flight 111 crash, best Station Event for their live St. Patrick’s Day show from the New York State Broadcasters Association and was part of the WOR News award for "Best Spot News Coverage" of the events of September 11 from the New York State Broadcaster's Association. Prior to WOR, she was the producer for several nationally-syndicated programs, including the legendary Barry Farber and Alan Colmes. Natalie grew up in Staten Island, New York, and graduated from Seton Hall University, where she majored in Broadcast Communications. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband Chris and their two children.
Joan Hamburg hosted a fabulous show live from Sardi's Restaurant in New York City yesterday, joined by some of the hottest actors and actresses on Broadway!
Tony and Emmy Award-winning performer Mandy Patinkin stopped by to chat with Joan about his upcoming performance in his one-night-only show, "Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual" at the Warner Theatre. Patinkin also appears in the wildly successful Homeland on Showtime and it's soon-to-be third season!
Lilla Crawford and Anthony Warlow of the ever-popular Annie joined Joan to share about James Lapine's revival of this classic show taking place at the Palace Theater. Lilla Crawford, playing the show's namesake, was chosen for the title role after a nationwide search for the perfect young lady to play everybody's favorite redhead! Anthony Warlow is excited to make his Broadway debut with this production.
Starlets Katie Holmes and Judy Greer are gracing the stage in Dead Accounts this season, and popped by Sardi's before their matinee to tell Joan Hamburg all about it! A young man's sudden wealth and return home throws his sister (Holmes) for a loop, and the absence of his disliked wife (Greer) makes his family even more curious. These ladies are no strangers to Broadway, and are excited about being a part of this unique and fun filled show!
Tony Award-winning actors Chita Rivera and Jim Norton shared with listeners about their latest roles in the unfinished Charles Dickens' novel come to Broadway, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Their show is sure to keep you on your toes, since everybody on stage is a suspect for murder, and the audience chooses the ending in this "whodunit" case!
Check out the photos below to check out these incredible performers' appearances at The Joan Hamburg Show!