Joe Amorosino is 7NEWS Sports Director. As such, he is responsible for anchoring weeknight sportscasts for 7NEWS (M-Th, 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m.) and for 7NEWS at 10 p.m. on CW56. He also hosts the weekly sports show "Sports Xtra" (Sun., 11:25 p.m.,) and also manages the 7NEWS sports department.
Joe is an Emmy award-winning sports reporter, who's covered all three Patriots Super Bowl wins (2002, 2004, 2005,) both of the Red Sox recent World Series wins (2004, 2007,) the Celtics most recent NBA Championship win (2008) and the Boston Bruins most recent Stanley Cup Championship (2011). His 2003 interview with Bruins bruiser, P.J. Stock received national attention when what was supposed to be an instructional story on fighting in the NHL resulted in an unplanned brawl between Amorosino and Stock.
Joe joined 7NEWS in March 1998 as a Sports Reporter and was named weekend Sports Anchor three years later in March 2001. He came to 7NEWS from WPRI-TV in Providence, R.I., where he was weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. Before that, he was Sports Director/Anchor for Cape 11 News in Yarmouth, MA.
Joe was voted Boston's Best Sportscaster in 2011 by Boston.com's A-List. He was also voted Boston's Best Sportscaster in 2010 by CityVoter Boston A-List. Joe is a 1992 graduate of Boston University, and is the recipient of the prestigious "Young Alumni Council Award" for 2000. He is a 1988 graduate of Don Bosco High School in Boston. He currently lives in the Boston area.
GET TO KNOW JOE
TV show I never miss – CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Song that gets me dancing - “SABOTAGE" BY THE BEASTIE BOYS
Alma mater – BOSTON UNIVERSITY
First concert I ever attended – THE J GEILS BAND
Favorite place I've traveled – SORRENTO, ITALY
Childhood hero – MIKE TYSON
Best season - FALL
Book I've read over and over – “A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES" BY HOWARD ZINN
Last meal on earth – MY MOTHER'S SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS
Movie that makes me cry – “FIELD OF DREAMS" THE SCENE WHERE THE YOUNG ARCHIE GRAHAM STEPS OFF THE FIELD, BECOMES THE OLD “DOC" GRAHAM, SAVES THE CHILD FROM CHOKING, AND YOU REALIZE THE SACRIFICE HE MADE, GRAHAM COULD NOT RETURN TO THE FIELD AS A YOUNG MAN.
Movie I've watched over and over – “FIGHT CLUB"