“Weekend Today in New York” anchors Gus Rosendale and Pat Battle will lead televised parade coverage

Broadcast to be streamed live on and featured on WNBC’s social platforms @NBCNewYork

NEW YORK, NY – (February 27, 2019) – NBC 4 New York / WNBC will offer exclusive, live coverage of New York City’s 258th St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, starting at 11 AM and continuing through 2 PM. An extra hour of the parade broadcast will air commercial-free on COZI TV between 2 PM and 3 PM. The parade will be streamed live on, and covered on the station’s social platforms @NBCNewYork on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

“The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world. It is also one of New York’s most celebrated and popular traditions. WNBC is proud to serve as the Parade’s exclusive television home and cannot wait to take our viewers on a memorable journey up Fifth Avenue, filled with the unique sights and sounds that can only be found in New York,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York.

NBC 4 New York’s broadcast coverage will be led by Weekend Today in New York anchors Gus Rosendale and Pat Battle. Rosendale will be joined in the broadcast booth by Ireland Calls Radio Show personalities Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin-Smyth, providing viewers with a fun and informative look at Parade’s rich history. Battle will take viewers on a memorable journey up the Fifth Avenue parade route, featuring the traditional stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and interviewing Parade participants and spectators every step of the way.

Dr. Brian John O’Dwyer, Esq., senior partner at O’Dwyer & Bernstein, LLP was previously named Grand Marshal of the 2019 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A native New Yorker, Dr. O’Dwyer was educated in the New York City public school system and graduated from the High School of Music and Art, now known as LaGuardia High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University and a Masters of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Madrid. He also received a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University and a Masters degree in Law from The George Washington University.

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