|Born||September 26, 1953
Garfield, New Jersey, U.S.
|Show||Benigno & Roberts|
|Station(s)||WFAN, New York City|
|Time slot||10:00 am - 01:00 p.m., Monday-Friday|
Benigno was born in Garfield, New Jersey and grew up in nearby Paramus. He graduated from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, in 1975 with a degree in political science. Prior to joining WFAN, Benigno was a frequent caller to the station, known on-air as "Joe from Saddle River."
He would get his first taste of radio experience in 1994, when he guest-hosted a show on WFAN as a result of winning a contest held by the station. He would then host a sports-talk show on a radio station in Elizabeth, New Jersey before returning to the station as their overnight host in 1995. He continued as overnight host until November 2004, when he was moved to middays to co-host with Sid Rosenberg after Rosenberg's previous co-host, Jody McDonald, did not have his contract renewed with the station. After Rosenberg resigned from the station on September 12, 2005, he became the sole host of the midday show. After more than a year of hosting the show solo, Joe was paired with Evan Roberts in January 2007. Benigno also co-hosts Daily News Live on SNY.