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

Everyone truly is equal under this law 3/25/2015
When Linda Hunsicker wanted to know why a state trooper shot her brother to death, she used Pennsylvania's open records law to ask for the police report.

Citizens, press achieve open records victories in Pennsylvania 3/21/2015
As many of you were celebrating St. Patrick's Day and the coming of spring, it may have gone unnoticed that it also was Sunshine Week, a national effort promoting the importance of open government and freedom of information. Though the week has wrapped up, I thought it would be a good time to...

IRS told theft victim to call, then wouldn't answer phone 3/18/2015
Having her identity stolen was just the start of Bernice Armbruster's problems. The runaround she endured from the government while trying to deal with the theft was a crime itself.

Reforms target injustice in credit reporting system 3/14/2015
If you felt it was a lost cause trying to remove incorrect information from your credit report, you're not alone.

Discrimination still a barrier for pregnant workers 3/7/2015
I initially didn't pay much attention to the recent announcement that a Berks County trucking company had discriminated against an employee because she was pregnant.