John began his career at WOR as a Staff Announcer in 1978 and that same year became host of WOR Weekend (1978-1981). His other shows on WOR included: Host, Good Afternoon NY (1981-1985), Co-host Rambling with Gambling (with his father, John A. Gambling, 1985-1990), and Host, Rambling with Gambling 1990-2000. From 2001-2008, John was host of The John Gambling Show on WABC/New York, where he welcomed New York City Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg to the show every Friday. After graduating from Boston University with a BS in Communications, John began his career in 1973 as a Research and Promotion Director at WROR in Boston. He was Program Director of WAXY/Ft. Lauderdale (1974-1976), Operation Director/Program Director of WHPN-WHVW/Hyde Park, NY and Morning Host at WHVW (1976-1978). John lives on Long Island with his wife, Wendy. He has three children: twins Andrew and Bradley, age 27 and William, age 23.
Joe brings warmth and personality while delivering the news with credibility and authority. He has won numerous awards for his reporting. Among the awards are: the 1999 Associated Press Best Feature Award, the New York State Broadcasters Best Feature Award for ‘New York Noise’, The New York Press Club Gold Typewriter Award, and the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award for public service. He has also won Best Newscast and Best Spot News Coverage awards from both the Associated Press and New York State Broadcasters Association.
JJ got her start as a radio DJ at WBLS-FM in the hey day of disco before hosting at NY Country Kick FM, WNEW AM...the "Big W" spinning big band and standards. For 19 years, she was host of “Lite at Nite” at New York’s LiteFM. JJ is also a licensed NY State Marriage and Family Therapist with a thriving practice. She is married to Charlie, a retired Metro North Train Engineer. Her proudest achievement is her son, Matthew, who graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2008.
Joe Neumaier, film critic and film editor at the New York Daily News, has been a journalist and critic in New York for over 20 years. His writing on movies and Hollywood has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, the New York Post, the London Observer, the Washington Post, USA Today Weekend, Hamptons magazine and the Financial Times.com, among others. He's appeared on MSNBC, Channel 2's Sunday Morning, Fox 5's Good Day New York, WPIX-11, CNN, VH1, CNBC, A&E Biography and Access Hollywood.
TV and Film Critic Jeffrey Lyons stopped by the John Gambling show this morning, and shared the latest on the rumors surrounding who will take over for Jay Leno - plus, where and when the new host will start shooting.
Word on the street is that The Tonight Show will be returning to New York, but Lyons speculates that this might not be the best idea.
"I think it will compete directly with Letterman [for guests]. I think if they move it back to New York it will hurt it in a way," said Lyons. Sometimes a movie star can't be there, and LA has a tremendous pool of people you can get to bring in at the last minute - you can't get that in New York as much."
John wasted no time in asking when he thinks a new personality will take over for Leno on NBC, who is still recieving phenomenal ratings.
"The Tonight Show is the only show that's making money for them. There's going to be someday where it's going to be Fallon to take over, but I don't think it will be in 2014 if Jay Leno's ratings are still as high as they are."
So, who would take over Fallon's spot?
"I also heard some interesting news," speculated Lyons. "Seth Meyer's would take over Jimmy Fallon's time slot."
Lyons also reports that Mr. Leno doesn't spend any of his money from The Tonight Show, FOX might be looking to snag him at some point, and that NBC asked him to omit any jokes at their expense - check out more from Jeffrey Lyons' report with John Gambling in the clip above!