By: NY1 News
What kind of person waits on hold for 30 minutes on the telephone, in the midnight hour, just to voice his opinion on the Knicks trading for Larry Johnson? "It's probably a person with a chemical imbalance," says Steve Cangialosi, host of "Mens Wearhouse Sports on 1, The Last Word." "But those people are the lifeblood of what we do."
New York 1's Sports Anchor/Reporter for the past four years has a difficult time describing exactly what he does. "I'm supposed to be a sportscaster, and for the most part, I am. But I'm also moderator, interviewer, interrogator, and psychiatrist for viewers of our program. People call "Sports on 1" because they're ecstatic about a game, angry at the world, or sometimes just lonely. And I've got to have an answer for every one of them on live TV."
Cangialosi arrived at New York 1 in August of 1992. "Just weeks before the station launched, when we all pretended we knew what we were doing," he adds. Steve spent five years as sports anchor at 1010 WINS Radio before joining New York 1. While at New York's top rated all-news radio station, Cangialosi was a three-time winner of the New York State Broadcasting Association's Outstanding Sportscast Award. Prior to that, he was Managing Sports Editor at WNEW-AM Radio. He's also freelanced at various radio networks, and was the popular voice of SportsPhone for four years. He even worked as a football statistician in the DiamondVision booth at Shea Stadium: "When the Jets used to have a real home," he adds.
Among Cangialosi's most memorable guests on the Cable Ace Award nominated "Mens Wearhouse Sports on 1, The Last Word": Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Gale Sayers, Mike Schmidt, and Bill Walton, sportscaster Bob Costas, sportswriter Jim Murray and hundreds of others.
A native New Yorker, Cangialosi grew up in Queens, attending John Adams High School, and then New York University, where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Steve is also a committee member for Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital's Award of Courage, which honors New York athletes who achieve success on and off the playing field.
He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife, Mallory.