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Joe Benigno is an American sports radio personality. He was a co-host of the Joe & Evan show with Evan Roberts on weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on the New York radio stations WFAN-AM and WFAN-FM. His retirement was announced on October 28, 2020. After his radio retirement, Joe began hosting Oh the Pain, a weekly podcast available on Spotify and Apple Podcast.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Occupation||Sports radio personality|
Joseph S. Benigno was born on September 26, 1953 (age 69 years) in Garfield, New Jersey, United States. He is the son of Italian descent and grew up in nearby Paramus. He graduated from Franklin College in 1975 with a degree in political science. Prior to joining WFAN, Benigno was a frequent caller to the station and was known on-air as “Joe from Saddle River.”
Joe Benigno’s first taste of radio experience occurred in 1994 when he guest-hosted a show on WFAN as a result of winning a contest held by the station. He then hosted a sports-talk show on a radio station in Elizabeth, New Jersey before returning to WFAN as their overnight host in 1995.
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Benigno continued as overnight host until November 2004, when he was moved to middays to co-host with Sid Rosenberg after Rosenberg’s previous co-host, Jody McDonald, did not have his contract renewed with the station. After Rosenberg resigned from the station on September 12, 2005, Benigno became the sole host of the midday show until January 2007, when he was paired with Evan Roberts.
He also co-hosted Daily News Live on SNY. Benigno was filling in for the vacationing Boomer and Carton in the Morning program on March 28, 2013, with his partner Roberts, when Benigno made disparaging remarks about having to get makeup done.
Benigno said that he was annoyed about the chair time required for MSG’s “11 viewers.” The Benigno & Roberts show scheduled to be broadcast on Good Friday via MSG was immediately canceled. On April 25, 2013, Benigno faced criticism for jokingly saying he would “buy drugs for Tyrann Mathieu” if the New York Jets drafted him.
He is an avid fan of the New York Mets, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, and most notably the New York Jets. He is known for quotes such as “Oh, the pain!” (a lift from the character Dr Smith of Lost in Space), “How ’bout that?”, and “What a disaster” when describing his losing teams, as well as “Bro”, “stellar”, and “All The Love”.
Benigno often makes light of his resemblance to professional baseball player Sal Fasano, Count Dracula, and Hollywood actor Vincent Schiavelli. Benigno released a book in April 2010, titled “Rules for New York Sports Fans.” On October 28, 2020, Benigno announced that he would retire, with November 6, 2020, being his last show. Benigno would later return to the station on a limited basis in 2022, appearing on Monday mornings during the NFL season during WFAN’s mid-day show, as well as hosting a Saturday morning show with Evan Roberts.
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On July 18, 2018, a wide-ranging lawsuit was filed by former WFAN employee Lauren Lockwood against WFAN, WCBS, various WFAN executives, as well as Benigno, alleging, among other things, that “WFAN host Joe Benigno pressured her into having a threesome” and that Benigno “whispered in [Lockwood’s] ear about having ‘threesomes’ with him and his wife and prostitutes.” Through his representative, Benigno denied the allegations. In response to the lawsuit, Benigno was placed on an indefinite leave of absence from the station, returning on a regular basis on September 10, 2018.
Joe Benigno is currently married to his wife Terry Benigno, they had their wedding in New York. His wife is a private person and they haven’t shared information related to their children but as of March 2023, Joe and his wife Terry Benigno are still married.
Joe Benigno net worth
How much is Joe Benigno worth? Joe Benigno net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a sports radio personality. Joe Benigno’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $450,000 dollars annually.
Joe Benigno‘s remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential sports radio personalities in the United States. He stands at an appealing height of 1.78m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.