1010 WINS reporters among journalists roasting de Blasio, other leaders at annual Inner Circle show

Adam Warner
April 28, 2019 - 1:14 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – 1010 WINS reporters Sonia Rincon, Juliet Papa and Samantha Liebman were among journalists taking swipes at Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders at the 97th annual Inner Circle charity show.

De Blasio and plenty of others got a good roasting from reporters of the New York City Press Corps at Saturday’s event at The New York Hilton.

“It’s a roast of the mayor and the city’s elected officials by reporters, with live singing, dancing and comedy. It doesn’t get any more New York than this,” said 1010 WINS reporter Sonia Rincon, who is the Inner Circle president.

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The reporters lampooned de Blasio’s presidential ambitions, but the mayor danced around the subject until the very last sketch.

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In the sketch, de Blasio played a gameshow host who was asked about his 2020 plans by a fake contestant.

After the question, the sketch quickly cut to a fake commercial, with the mayor still declining to answer the big 2020 question.

The press show also mocked the mayor's power struggle with Gov. Andrew Cuomo over control of the MTA and featured a spiteful Jeff Bezos still soar over the Amazon deal.

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Among the others who took some heat was President Trump, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and the slew of city leaders who are likely running for mayor, including City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

The Knicks got especially burned when a fake Amazon Alexa, played by Rincon, called the team “New York’s number one crime.”

A portion of the show's proceeds go to grassroots charities in the cities, including ones supporting local journalists.

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