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Editor’s Note: Each Friday in “Meet AM,” we introduce you to the people who get American Morning to air.
Today we’d like you to meet Joe Belfiglio. Joe is a writer/producer at American Morning. This means he has a wide assortment of duties – he could be working on any story that airs on AM at any time, writing, or helping reporters with their stories. He’s been working with AM for seven years.
How did you end up doing what you do?
I always had a passion for television. I hosted my own TV show in college which helped me land an internship at "American Morning." I steadily worked my way up the news ladder, and here I am!
Describe your average day:
I arrive around 1am and immediately immerse myself into the day’s top stories. Some days I am pre-assigned to work with a specific show-based correspondent. I often work with reporters on producing, writing, updating, and gathering supporting elements for the story they cover. When I am not assigned a reporter to work with, you can find me cross-checking the show’s rundown to see if we are missing anything or can add more to a particular story. I also pitch in writing and producing special features for the broadcast.
What's the hardest part of your job?
Working under deadline and adjusting to last minute changes.
What do you like most about working at AM?
The staff, everyone I work with is great in their own little way. I also enjoy the challenge of delivering the news and especially the thrill of contributing to breaking news. It’s something new everyday at AM, so things rarely get boring.
What do you do outside of work? What do you do for fun?
I attend as many Yankee games as I possibly can. Go to the gym. Make, analyze, and listen to music. Get together with good friends and BBQ.
What else do you think people should know about you?
I’m an outstanding Scrabble and Texas Hold ‘em player. I’m also extremely humble 😉