Stars from hit shows “New Amsterdam”, “Top Chef” and “America’s Got Talent” will join NBC 4 New York/Telemundo 47 on-air personalities and New York Giants players and alumni all weekend
Quest Diagnostics™ will provide free health screenings for visitors
Free, family-friendly event drew 45,000 visitors in 2018
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – May 23, 2019 – NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU are teaming up with the four-time Super Bowl champion New York Giants for the seventh annual FREE family-friendly Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Quest Diagnostics™. One of the Tri-State’s largest and open-to-the-public health events, the Health & Fitness Expo will be held at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. To access a calendar invite, click here.
NBC 4 New York’s lead sportscaster Bruce Beck and Telemundo 47’s lead sportscaster Veronica Contreras will join New York Giants’ Offensive Tackle Nate Solder as co-hosts of the health and fitness-focused mega event. Beck, Contreras, Solder, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 anchors and reporters, as well as current and retired Giants players, will all be on hand throughout the weekend to meet attendees and sign autographs.
“We have made this year’s Health & Fitness Expo bigger and better than ever before. With new free, family-friendly attractions, it is the only place in the Tri-State area where viewers can learn more about health & fitness while touring the Giants locker room, meeting their favorite WNBC anchors and reporters, talking a selfie with a Hollywood star and riding a Zipline from one end zone to the other,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York.
Among the additions to this year’s Expo:
“As the Spanish-language home for 2019 Copa América and FIFA® Women’s World Cup France 2019TM health and fitness are incredibly important to our viewers and the Spanish-speaking communities we serve across the Tri-State area. This is why we have designed an action-packed weekend of football, futbol and so many more fun activities for our Telemundo 47 viewers – all designed with their health in mind,” said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager, Telemundo 47.
For the first time, visitors can participate in “Bruce Beck’s Giant Challenge presented by Quest Diagnostics,” where they can kick a field goal, catch a pass and other health-themed activities for a chance to win a prize. Quest Diagnostics will also offer attendees,18 years and older, complimentary health screenings throughout the weekend, including cholesterol, vitamin D, kidney function and blood sugar level tests. Results can be accessed through the MyQuest mobile health app.
In service to the Tri-State community, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 will offer a limited number of free booth space for local, Tri-State non-profits and community organizations. Interested parties can obtain an application by contacting John Durso, Jr., NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 Vice President of Community and Communications
FREE parking will be available for the two-day event. Bus service to/from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Secaucus Junction will also be available for the event.
COACH USA 351 bus service will run hourly on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The buses will leave from New York’s Port Authority Bus terminal (Gates 410, 411 and 413) to MetLife Stadium Lot K.
NJ TRANSIT 353 bus service will also run hourly on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The buses will leave from Secaucus Junction to MetLife Stadium Lot K.
The NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium is produced and managed by Network Events, an event development, marketing, sales and management firm specializing in the production of large-scale consumer events for media partners and professional sports teams. For more information on Network Events, Inc., please visit www.networkevents.tv. Additional updates on the NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics will be offered in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.nbcnewyork.com/expo.
About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years.
The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.
In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.
About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU
Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the local Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ tournament. Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available. Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered nearly $1.5 million for local viewers.
The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format. As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at Telemundo47.com, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.
About the New York Football Giants
A cornerstone franchise of the National Football League, the New York Football Giants began play in 1925. With eight championships, including a victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, their second in five seasons, the Giants are the only franchise in the NFL with a Super Bowl victory in each of the last four decades. Headquartered at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, N.J., the Giants enter their 95th season of play this fall. For more information, visit giants.com.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 46,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. For more information, visit QuestDiagnostics.com.
John Durso, Jr. (WNBC/WNJU)
212.664.5247 / John.Durso@nbcuni.com
Alexandra Trochanowski (WNBC)
212.664.6871 / Alexandra.Trochanowski@nbcuni.com
Aida Rosario (WNJU)
201.969.4080 / Aida.Rosario@nbcuni.com
Corry Rush (New York Giants)
201.935.8111, ext. 1033 / Corry.Rush@Giants.NFL.net
Denny Moynihan (Quest Diagnostics)
973-520-2800 / firstname.lastname@example.org