Budd Mishkin is the host and reporter for NY1's weekly profile series, "One on 1 with Budd Mishkin."
Since its inception in 2003, the series has profiled more than 300 influential New Yorkers with significant personal and professional ties to the city. The list of profiles includes musicians Wynton Marsalis, Wyclef Jean, Norah Jones and Judy Collins, writers Robert Caro and David Halberstam, chefs Rachel Ray, Bobby Flay, Marcus Samuelsson and Anthony Bourdain, actors Audra McDonald, John Turturro and Kristin Chenoweth, broadcaster Mike Wallace, educator Geoffrey Canada, plus Gloria Steinem, Yoko Ono, Ed Koch, Mario Cuomo and many more.
In 2012, the series was honored by the New York Press Club with its coveted Reverend Mychal Judge Heart of New York award for the program "One on 1 with Budd Mishkin: A Look Back at 2011."
Budd started with the news channel in 1992 and is one of NY1's original employees. He has served as a sports anchor/reporter for NY1's nightly program "Sports on 1, The Last Word," covering some of the biggest events in recent New York sports history: the Rangers Stanley Cup victory, the Yankees World Series run, the 2000 Subway Series and the Knicks playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat. His anchoring work was cited in an Emmy awarded to NY1 in 1999 for a half-hour special on the death of Joe Dimaggio.
As an anchor for the show, Budd has interviewed some of the greats of the New York sports world and beyond, including Walt Frazier, Mark Messier, Bill Bradley, Rod Gilbert, Boris Becker and Bill Russell. Perhaps his most enjoyable in-studio sports interview was horse owner and actor Jack Klugman, the beloved Oscar Madison of "Odd Couple" fame.
Budd is also a regular host and moderator for events at the 92nd St. Y, New York’s historic venue for nights of compelling conversation. He has hosted events with Bob Costas, Steven Van Zandt, Morley Safer, Tim Gunn plus several panels: New York Stories with writers Gay Talese, Liz Smith, Pete Hamill and Calvin Trillin, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond and Clarence Jones and Behind the Scenes of This American Life with Ira Glass and the staff of the award winning public radio show.
Budd was born in 1959 and raised in Monroe, New York, where his primary loves were the Knicks, the Rangers and The Beatles, though not necessarily in that order. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1981 with a degree in International Relations, and has worked in radio and television news and sports ever since.
One previous job that gets excluded from his resume? Budd served as a radio ski reporter in 1985-86, calling stations around the Northeast with daily updates on conditions. He did this not from the slopes but from his cramped apartment in Manhattan. In order not to wake up his two roommates, Budd broadcast his ski reports on the phone every morning from the bathroom. True story.
Budd has turned a hobby into a slowly developing second career: Russian folk singer. He studied in the former Soviet Union in high school and college in the 1970s, then traveled there twice in the 1990s. He describes his Russian as passable, but his love for the music of the late Soviet singer/songwriter Bulat Okudzhava is real. Budd has performed Okudzhava's music at the Cornelia St. Cafe and Makor in New York City, and appears frequently before Russian groups throughout New York. And the one line he's used to start all of these shows? "I know what you are thinking," he says. "Just another TV reporter who sings Russian folk songs."