John Del Giorno  | ABC7 WABC News Team
John Del Giorno is an Emmy award winning airborne reporter for Metro Networks and WABC-TV in New York City. Flying over New York longer than any TV chopper reporter, he has been featured on Eyewitness News since 1995.

When Metro Traffic partnered with WABC-TV and Eyewitness News to launch News Copter 7, John was chosen to lead the effort. Already an airborne reporter, studio announcer, and producer with Metro, he has been on board ever since.

John specializes in live coverage of breaking news. As both airborne reporter and camera operator, he has been at the scene of countless news events in the region including the Long Island Wildfires of 1995, TWA Flight 800, Egypt Air 990, the search for JFK Jr., flooding from Tropical Storm Floyd, and the Blackout of 2003.

On September 11, 2001, News Copter 7 was airborne as the tragic events at the World Trade Center unfolded. John's coverage began as the second plane flew past his helicopter over New York Harbor and ended more than five hours later, his reports and images seen worldwide.

Parts of this work are featured within the September 11 gallery at the Newseum in Washington DC.

His recollections of September 11 have been included with the country's leading journalists in two books, Running Toward Danger (Rowan and Littlefield, 2002) and Covering Catastrophe (Bonus Books, 2002).

In 2008, John received an Emmy Award for best On-Camera Talent: Live Reporter. He is the first helicopter reporter ever to be recognized in this category.

When not flying in News Copter 7, John can sometimes be found cruising above major sporting events nationwide, serving as a blimp camera operator.

John serves on the Board of Directors for the National ENG Helicopter Association, a group dedicated to safety awareness within the news helicopter industry nationwide.

John is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in Television-Radio. He is lifelong resident of New Jersey and resides there with his wife, traffic reporter Cristina Lang, and their three children.

John's Stories
15 adults, teens treated for carbon monoxide exposure at Chabad of Great Neck
Authorities were called after numerous people in the building complained of feeling nauseous and dizzy.
NewsCopter7 reporter John Del Giorno recounts capturing 9/11 chaos from the air
On September 11, 2001, when the call came about a 'plane into the World Trade Center', Eyewitness News reporter John Del Giorno was cleared to fly NewsCopter7 directly towards the Twin Towers.
Driver miraculously survives after van falls off overpass onto Bronx River Parkway
A van fell off an overpass onto the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers on Thursday morning, and amazingly, the driver survived with only minor injuries.
Just how cold has it been in New York? Check out this ice!
Jamaica Bay is caked in ice. The ice chunks are said to be at least three feet thick.
6 injured as fire races through home in Sayreville, NJ
Dangerous flames shot through the roof of a home on Main Street in Sayreville, New Jersey.
Car crashes after police chase in Jersey City, 1 in custody
A car crashed in Jersey City after the Hudson County Sheriff's deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over.
Cause of Palisades Park office building fire under investigation
Firefighters remained on the scene for hours after flames and smoke poured from a two-story office building in Palisades Park, New Jersey early Wednesday.