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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

State revokes Lehighton home's license, owner appealing 2/28/2015
It's not unusual for personal care homes to be cited for violating the state's vast regulations. Staying in line with all of the rules all of the time can be difficult.

Little guys fighting uphill battle in these disputes 2/25/2015
Rulings were issued recently in two David vs. Goliath squabbles I've written about, and neither went David's way.

Woman finds no 'reward' for responding to junk mail 2/18/2015
If you receive a postcard marked "urgent notice" about an "unclaimed reward" that's supposedly waiting for you, the only urgent action you should take is to find the nearest trash can.

Driver plowed over by governmental immunity 2/21/2015
Steve Filko is the latest victim of a government's plowing over the little guy and getting away with not paying for the damage.

TurboTax user says phony return was filed in his name 2/14/2015
Adam VanCuren thought he was going crazy last Sunday.