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

Family feared memories were lost 10/7/2015
The videotapes filled with weddings and special occasions of Meghan Bryan's parents, siblings and relatives might as well have been blank. Her parents no longer own a VHS player and couldn't watch those memories. As a gift to her parents, Bryan sent the tapes off to PeggyBank, a company in Nebraska...

Lack of day care inspectors led to inadequate oversight, feds say 10/3/2015
When federal auditors dropped in unannounced at three Pennsylvania day care centers, including one in Bethlehem, they found some pretty shocking conditions. Play areas had sharp or missing fences, stagnant water and an electrical transformer with an unsecured grounding wire. An electrical switch...

New credit card chip technology puts businesses on the hook for fraud 9/30/2015
You may not notice much difference if you use your credit card at a store Thursday, but it's a big day for banks that issue cards and for merchants that accept them. This is related to the new cards you may have received in the mail from your bank. They have a computer chip embedded in the front...

Don't buy a car without knowing who holds the title 9/26/2015
You already have a lot of questions to ask when you're buying a vehicle. Here's another you should pose: Where is the title? Chris Chupella of Hanover Township, Northampton County, recently struggled to get the title to a used vehicle he bought because, unknown to him, it wasn't held by the dealership...

Gas leak blew up rental scam 9/23/2015
A rental scam that smelled bad from the start might have duped an unsuspecting tenant for a long time if the smell of natural gas didn't scare her into contacting authorities and blowing her phony landlord's cover. While a lot of scam victims have no hope of getting their money back, there's at...