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1010 WINS Anchor Brian Carey Recovering Following Assault

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A beloved member of the 1010 WINS Family, Brian Carey, is recovering at a local hospital after being assaulted outside his Upper East Side apartment building Monday night.

Although Brian sustained a broken jaw, several bruises and a swollen eye in the attack, his spirits are "very high," according to Ben Mevorach, Director of News and Programming for 1010 WINS.

Brian currently anchors weekday afternoon drive top of the hour 30-minute newscasts from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

He has been a popular voice on WINS for more than a decade -- most of that time anchoring either morning or afternoon drive.

"I want to thank everyone who has expressed their well wishes. It means the world to me and I am deeply grateful for all of the support," Carey said Thursday. "My goal now is to get better as quickly as possible so I can get back to the job I love. Please keep me in your thoughts. Thank you"

We're all wishing for Brian's speedy recovery and look forward to having him back on the air soon.

"Brian has a tough road ahead but he is strong and his spirits are good," Mevorach said. "I spent a few hours with him yesterday reading some of the hundreds of e-mails he has received from around the country.  It has lifted him immeasurably."

If you'd like to send Brian well wishes, please click here to  comment on our Facebook page.  He is looking forward to hearing from you.

Get well soon Brian!

Police confirm Anthony Elton has been charged with 2nd-degree assault.

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