George Mesthos reported live from an apartment fire when WNEW went on-air. From the Derecho, to the Ravens winning the Super Bowl, when news breaks on nights and weekends, you’ll find George there. His mission is to make listeners picture in their minds what they hear on the air.
He developed his craft as a freelance correspondent for CBS Radio in Athens, Greece. His reports distilled the complexities of Europe’s debt crisis and delivered the raw emotion of Greeks rioting in the streets and refugees hunger striking for recognition – in less than 40 seconds.
George broke into radio as a reporter and anchor at WBRU-FM Providence. Assignments ranged from covering gang violence to chronicling the Rhode Island delegation at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. As News Director in 2007, the Associated Press of Southern New England recognized him for investigative reporting and his team as ‘The Best College Station’.
Aside from a couple of classes, George has never studied journalism, but his degree in Classics from Brown University is usually a conversation starter. He also studied Southeastern European Studies at the University of Athens on a Fulbright Fellowship and enjoys talking about international affairs.
Born and raised in South Jersey, George always lobbied to visit relatives in Washington and has enjoyed making the region home.