The Long Island Press Hires
Survivor’s Rob Cesternino
As Weekly Columnist
GARDEN CITY, NY… Rob Cesternino, 24, who recently wowed 20 million television viewers each week on Survivor is joining the award-winning news weekly, Long Island Press, as a columnist. His column, "The Player," will feature Rob's winning wit in a mix of general interest topics, humor and advice. Rob, who is from Wantagh, Long Island, has a background in journalism and a degree in broadcasting.
"When we saw Rob on Survivor, he was articulate, witty and self-confident and that often translates into someone being a good writer,” says Robbie Woliver, Press Editor-in-Chief. “But he also has a journalism and broadcasting background, so it was a no-brainer. He was such a typical Long Island wise-ass, how could we not offer him this opportunity." Rob, a member of the season-six Amazon cast, is one of the series' most popular cast members, and has been called show's best-ever player.
"I'm very excited to embark on this new adventure,” says Cesternino. “I may have been the biggest liar on television to the other Survivor players, but look at who’s in journalism. With this Jayson Blair cloud hanging over the newspaper world, I just might be the guy to make journalism safe again. I look forward to bringing that edge with me to the Long Island Press."
In the first of a two-part story published this week (June 5), Rob's column launches with a cover story, in which he gives the lowdown on his time in the Amazon. In an accompanying story, "Island Girl Meets Jungle Boy," Press’ columnist Amy Fisher interviews Rob.