Greg Cergol is NBC 4 New York’s Long Island reporter, based at the station’s Long Island news bureau in Melville. Cergol is a seven-time Emmy® Award winner for journalistic excellence and has also been recognized with four Edward R. Murrow Awards, including a national award earned for NBC 4 New York’s 2012 coverage of Superstorm Sandy.
Well-respected for asking the questions that viewers want answered, Cergol has covered Long Island’s most high-profile and headline-making stories for NBC 4 New York since April 1999. In addition to Sandy, these include two presidential debates, the opioid epidemic, political and governmental corruption and the future of Long Island’s economy. Cergol has been focusing on the biggest court cases that have impacted our community such as the murder of the boy scout, Andrew McMorris and the death of young, Thomas Valva.
Cergol’s reporting was a key component of NBC 4 New York’s award-winning COVID-19 coverage, honored in January, 2021 with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for “creat(ing) a 360 view in real time of the coronavirus pandemic, with courageous and thorough reporting on the virus’s explosion in New York City.” The duPont has long been recognized as the broadcast, documentary and on-line equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, also awarded by Columbia University.
Cergol joined NBC 4 New York from News 12 Long Island, where he served as reporter and anchor for nine years. A native of Queens, Cergol’s early career was spent in radio, at stations on Long Island, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Omaha, Nebraska and the NBC Radio Network.
A member of the Long Island Press Club Hall of Fame, Cergol has also been named “Journalist of the Year” by the Press Club in honor of his accomplishments and service. He has received the “General’s Award” from the US Army Reserves, and has been honored by the NYS Broadcaster’s Association, the Associated Press, Long Island Fair Media Council and others.
Cergol is also an active volunteer who gives his time to support Long Island’s non-profit community. Cergol is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee and resides in Suffolk County with his family.