101 N. Sixth Street
Allentown, PA
Paul Muschick
Reporter, Sr
My Role

When all else fails, people call the Watchdog.

It’s my job to stick up for the little guy and keep businesses and governments honest. I hold them accountable through columns and blogs that expose shady business practices, unethical behavior, waste of public resources and outright fraud.

Businesses and governments have coughed up $350,000+ in cash, goods and services after hearing my bark or feeling my bite.

My Biography

Honored by the Pennsylania NewsMedia Association in 2012 as the top columnist among large newspapers in Pennsylvania.

Previously received awards and accolades from a veterans group for columns about veterans' rights and mistreatment by the VA; The Press Club of Western Pa. for news reporting; the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association for news and health reporting; the Associated Press for deadline contributions; and Elizabetown College for alumnus recognition.

Graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1993 with a major in communications and a minor in business administration. Before joining The Morning Call in 2004, worked for the Pottsville Republican, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record. Experience covering crime, politics, local government, transportation and environmental issues. Previous duties at The Morning Call included reporting on Allentown and Northampton County government and politics.
My Interests

Sports, reading, running, photography
My Recent Articles

Don't buy bad goods for Christmas 11/26/2014
Some people are disappointed when they don't get what they wanted for Christmas. An even bigger letdown might be thinking you got what you wanted, then realizing after a close look that your gift is a knock-off.

Pointless PennDOT appeal costs car owner 11/22/2014
Brittany Cronrath was willing to spend money to fight what she felt was an unfair suspension of her vehicle registration.

Weak guardian system puts seniors at risk 11/19/2014
Being appointed the guardian of an elderly person is a huge responsibility. Yet in Pennsylvania, you can take on that role with no training or even a background check. And there might not be anyone watching what you do.

Veterans die waiting to collect VA benefits 11/12/2014
When World War II veteran Norman Carty died last December in an assisted living home in Bethlehem, the government profited.

Sick Vietnam veteran sick over VA's contradictions 11/8/2014
Peg Smedley wouldn't have retired five years ago if she didn't have it in writing that the government considered her to be totally and permanently disabled from her military service during the Vietnam War.