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

Are insurers stubbing out anti-smoking efforts? 5/27/2015
Health insurance plans offered through Obamacare are supposed to provide drugs that can help you kick the smoking habit — at no cost to you and with no pre-authorization required.

Cancer charity scam a reminder to donate cautiously 5/23/2015
Americans are generous, donating a fortune annually to charitable causes.

Public housing inspectors don't pass review 5/18/2015
The federal government pays private landlords across Pennsylvania millions of dollars a year to provide housing for the needy.

Synchrony Bank wasn't in sync 5/13/2015
Synchrony Bank chose its new name to show it's in "sync" with its customers. It sure wasn't in sync with Mary Supina of Lower Macungie Township.

Vietnam vet experiences the VA's double-talk 5/9/2015
The government keeps publicly boasting about its efforts to end the backlog of veterans' disability claims by the end of the year, while privately telling veterans themselves a different story.