Fox News Heavily Represented Among 2013 ‘New York’s Funniest Reporter’ Class

By Alex Weprin 

Next month the 8th annual “New York’s Funniest Reporter” contest will be held at Comic Strip Live in New York’s Upper East Side. The 2012 winner of the contest--Fox News correspondent Clayton Morris–will be back for an encore, with HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell on board as a judge.

This year’s field has a heavy Fox News influence. FNC senior meteorologist Janice Dean will be competing, as will FNC senior medical contributor Dr. Manny Alvarez and FBN contributor Charles Payne. The Blaze anchor Laurie Dhue (formerly of CNN and Fox News) will compete as well, alongside Magee Hickey of New York’s WPIX. Peter Schiff of Peter Schiff Radio and Newsday‘s Chris Serico round out the field.

Proceeds from the event go to the Humane Society of New York. More information, after the jump.

National Media Personalities To Star In 8th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show

NEW YORK, NY – June 28th, 2013 – The 8th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show ( will take place on Sunday, July 21st @ 5:00 pm at Comic Strip Live (1568 Second Ave / bet 81st & 82nd) comedy club. It will feature seven media professionals each doing five minutes of stand up comedy in order to raise money for the Humane Society of New York ( At the end of the night, a winner will be declared.

Competing in the show this year will be: Peter Schiff (Peter Schiff Radio Show), Magee Hickey (WPIX Channel 11), Laurie Dhue (Glenn Beck TV), Charles Payne (Fox Business), Janice Dean (Fox News Channel), Chris Serico (Newsday), and Dr. Manny Alvarez (Fox News Channel). 2012’s NYFR Show Champion Clayton Morris (Fox News Channel) will be performing but, not competing.

Hosting the show will be comedian Mark Anthony Ramirez. Show judges will be Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN), Mark Goldman, and Ryan McCormick.

Sponsors for this year’s New York’s Funniest Reporter show include Talkers, (, Team Investments Inc (, and EsqSpot (,

All participants are offered the opportunity to work with a professional comedian and receive a crash course in stand up comedy. The Comedy Mentor also helps prepare them to prepare their material and iron out and pre-stage nervous jitters.

Previous NYFR show participants have included: Jane Velez-Mitchell (CNN Headline News), Courtney Friel (FOX News), Adam Shapiro (FOX Business), Greg Kelly (FOX 5 NY), Clayton Morris (FOX News Channel), Michele Steele (ESPN), Lauren Lyster (RT America), Marianne Garvey (In Touch Magazine), Greg Mocker (WPIX), Wendy Diamond (Animal Fair Magazine), Marlaina Schiavo (CNN), Taryn Winter Brill (Good Morning America), Mike Trainor (NY1), Lori Harfenist (The Resident), Rob Hoell (CW11), Noelle Hancock (Harper Collins), Cooper Lawrence (The Cooper Lawrence Show), Ellis Henican (FOX News & Newsday), Robert George (New York Post), Julia Melim (Hollywood.TV), Nikki Egan (NBC), Wendy Gillette (CBS), Cat Greenleaf (NBC), Paul Messina (NY1), Roger Clark (NY1), Julia Alison (Star Magazine), Lauren Sivan (FOX News), Mandy Stadtmiller (New York Post), Meredith Daniels (Newsday), Marianne Schaberg (CNN), Sean McCarthy (NY Daily News), Alison Rosen (Page Six Magazine), Debbie Nigro (, Heather Kovar (New 12), Peter Kramer (The Journal News), and Tiffany McElroy (WPIX).

The cost of admission is $20. To make a reservation, please call (212) 861-9386.

All Media Inquires about New York’s Funniest Reporter Show can be directed to Ryan McCormick at (516) 901-1103.

The 8th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter competition is produced by Goldman McCormick ( & Legal PR Team (

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About New York’s Funniest Reporter Show
Since it’s inception in 2006, New York’s Funniest Reporter Show ( has featured over twenty six media professionals performing stand up comedy in order to raise money for worthy charities that include Operation Uplink and the Humane Society of New York. Participants have come from: NBC, WPIX, Good Morning America, CBS, NY1, Fox News, Star Magazine, ABC, News 12, MSNBC, CNN, The Resident, New York Post, and New York Daily News. Each Reporter does five minutes of stage time and at the end of the show, a winner is declared.

About the Humane Society of New York:
For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York ( ) has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904 they were founded to protect the city’s horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed the Society expanded to include a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs. Today their hospital and their Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 30,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow

About Goldman McCormick
Goldman McCormick PR ( ) a New York City based public relations agency that specializes in traditional media and social media placement for law, finance, media, and corporate based clients. Started by Mark Goldman and Ryan McCormick, both former Television & Radio Producers (and newspaper editors) turned Media Relations Specialists, Goldman McCormick are also founders of Legal PR Team (