Ralphie Aversa is an experienced storyteller and producer for both digital and broadcast platforms to local and national audiences.
His voice can be heard weeknights on 95.5 PLJ in New York City as well as Providence, Rhode Island (92 PRO-FM) and Scranton, Pennsylvania (97.1/95.7 BHT). Aversa’s radio show has also aired in New London, Connecticut and Boise, Idaho. For over five years he hosted “Countdown Nation,” a weekend program that was heard on a handful of Cumulus Media stations from coast-to-coast. He is a regular on-site contributor to Westwood One’s coverage of The GRAMMYs, the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards. He has interviewed many of pop’s biggest names, including Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
On television, Aversa is the East Coast TV Correspondent for “DISH Studio,” covering junkets and red carpets for upcoming series from networks such as HBO and Starz. This beat has yielded sit-down interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Pete Holmes and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson among others.
Additional TV credits include hosting Music Choice’s “MC 100 Countdown” and “Inside Rising Star” along with contributing to HLN, WPIX-TV (New York) and WBRE-TV (Scranton, Pennsylvania/NBC).
Online, Aversa served as a host and reporter for Yahoo News’ “Trending Now.” He currently hosts and produces the “Pinstripe Lanes Podcast,” which covers lifestyle topics related to his beloved New York Yankees.
Ralphie attended Syracuse University. He hails from Niagara Falls, New York and currently resides in Manhattan.