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Phil Corso ’11 Named to Newly Created Position at WNYC

He’ll be providing evening and late-night news support.

Phil Corso ’11 has been named night editor for the Day-of News desk at National Public Radio’s WNYC, a newly created position. It will be the first time WNYC has late-night support for breaking news the during the week and on Sunday nights, a transformative move for the station.

Corso spent six years prior to this role working as a news editor at the New York Post, where he made late-night coverage decisions for the iconic daily newspaper.

For a 2014 PURCHASE magazine feature, Corso shared what sparked his interest in journalism.

Phil Corso ’11 was eleven years old when the towers fell on 9-11. Surrounded by talk of terrorism and war in his early teens, he believes it was only natural for him to follow the news. “I paired that interest with my other lifelong interest in writing and came to the decision that if I wanted to write for a living, I wanted it to be informative and helpful,” he recalls.

At the time, the journalism faculty together predicted Corso eventually would write for the New York Times. We’ll be watching.