True Crime Uncensored with hosts Burl Barer and Howard Lapides
Saturday 2pm PT/5pm ET
Listen LIVE: CLICK HERE
Since 1992, LaRosa has worked in broadcast television for CBS News, mostly as a producer for the newsmagazine “48 Hours.” He’s won two national Emmys, one of them a Primetime Emmy for the highly-praised CBS documentary “9/11.” LaRosa was one of the producers of that documentary and in 2003 he was awarded a Peabody Award, a Christopher Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award. He’s also won a Gracie Award and a New York Press Club Award for different segments.
He is also the author of several books including Tacoma Confidential which was published in January 2006, and Nightmare in Napa released in April, 2007, and Death of a Dream, co-written by CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty and published in March, 2008.
LaRosa is a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and Fordham University and did graduate level work as a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. He is also an alumnus, in a different way, of the James Monroe Housing Projects in the Bronx, the subject of his latest book, Leaving Story Avenue-My journey from the projects to the front page.
“Paul was a clueless kid growing up in a Bronx housing project when he discovered there might be more to life. As the projects went from idyllic to dangerous, Paul made his way to The New York Daily News where he became a copyboy and later a reporter.
The News was still the largest circulating newspaper in the country but it was in the last, outrageous and often hilarious, gasp of The Front Page era. Reporters wallowed in a swirl of alcohol, hookers and bad behavior but none of it stopped them from delivering an electric and engaging paper every day. Paul, an innocent trapped in a Tabloid World, quickly adapted.
As a reporter, Paul had a front row seat to one of the most harrowing five-year periods in New York City history: the city s brush with bankruptcy, the terror reign of Son of Sam, the blackout riots, and the murder of John Lennon. Read what it was like to be in the center of it all..
To read more about Paul LaRosa and his work, please visit his website: www.paullarosa.com