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

Public records can be photographed, Open Records Office rules 9/2/2015
Keeping tabs on what your government is up to - or how low it has sunk - now may be less costly.

Investment fraud often comes with signs that something isn't right 8/29/2015
Last week's drama on Wall Street was a reminder that risk is an inherent part of investing.

Investigate before investing in a financial adviser 8/26/2015
If you're freaking out about this week's stock market roller coaster and feel a desperate need for financial advice, don't plunge right in.

Woman with cerebral palsy miffed at lengthy delay in getting home care 8/22/2015
After her government-funded home care aide quit a few years ago, Diane Silviotti decided to try living without that assistance.

President calls for timely alerts after data breaches 1/14/2015
President Barack Obama really took Sunday's Watchdog column to heart.