Ernie symbolizes the best of broadcast journalism and a genuine commitment to philanthropic and community service programs.
He is celebrity host and chair for numerous charity events in New York, including Juvenile Diabetes, Variety the Children's Charity, March of Dimes, Easter Seals and St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.
Ernie reflects a strong sense of meaning and purpose in the spirit of helping others. As a celebrated TV news anchor, he expresses a positive professional and personal commitment to finding the best ways to improve lives in the community, the city and the world.
"Just Remember... I really believe in encouraging you to focus your energies to pursue your aspirations, aim for your goals and respect your values in life. It's true, good ideas that stimulate the mind to action can impact your life in a powerful and positive way.
It really works!"
Ernie serves as guest host each year for a specially produced circus performance at Lincoln Center for autistic children and their families.
Ernie has co-hosted the Variety, The Children's Charity TV telethon with legendary radio host "Cousin Brucie" Murrow in New York.
Ernie has been an integral part of this annual event with a personal dedication to helping make a difference in young people's lives.
Ernie is also often chosen to address students at colleges and universities in the New York area on the subject of broadcast journalism.
His speeches emphasize the importance of truth, fairness and accuracy in reporting while inspiring young people to help make a difference in the world.
Ernie is actively involved with educational programs and other academic initiatives. He often speaks before hundreds of children in elementary and middle schools sharing stories from his book, "Ernie and the Big Newz " The Adventures of a TV Reporter. He enjoys talking about choosing a career, positive thinking and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
During one special event, Ernie gathered an impressive 1,000 young New York City students at Columbia University for a unique educational event. He was joined by several expert speakers to talk about the value of education, career opportunities, social media, health and the importance of a positive attitude in life. The very successful informative and entertaining program was sponsored by St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters of New York.