Gordon Deal ’85, host of a nationally syndicated two-hour daily radio news talk program and public address announcer for the New York Giants, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Saint Joseph Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner, which will be held October 25 at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club.
“This Morning with Gordon Deal,” which Deal has hosted for more than 13 years, is heard on nearly 300 radio stations across the country.
Deal is well-known to radio listeners in the New York metropolitan area, having worked at both WINS-AM and WCBS-AM, where he developed his distinctive on-air reporting style. He also served as a New York City bureau chief for Metro Networks, where his reports aired on WOR-AM and WABC-AM.
Prior to handling the New York Giants public address duties, which he commenced nearly a decade ago, Deal spent five years at Madison Square Garden, providing public address for both the New York Knicks and the New York Liberty. He recently completed his sixth season as Army football’s stadium announcer.
Deal’s broadcast career began as a play-by-play sportscaster at Rutgers University, calling football, basketball, baseball, and soccer games for WRSU-FM. After graduating from college in 1989, he covered scholastic sports for the Home News before serving as a morning show host at WCTC-AM.
An East Brunswick native and former soccer star at Saint Joseph High School, who also spent some time on the pitch at Rutgers University, where he played briefly, Deal was a high school head soccer coach for two Middlesex County programs for a total of seven years.
“This Morning with Gordon Deal” goes beyond the headlines with the day's first look at news and business news from across the country and around the world, bringing a lively blend of intelligent information, humor, and expert analysis to morning radio.
Deal and his wife Kelly Waldron Deal, who has worked as a reporter for WCBS-AM and as an afternoon drive news anchor and reporter for New Jersey 101.5, reside in Central Jersey and are the proud parents of two children.
According to Saint Joseph Partner in Mission Chris Harring, the generosity of Deal, who donated broadcast equipment to his alma mater, "has allowed us to broadcast literally hundreds of Saint Joseph events over the past few years and keep the school community tighter than ever."