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

IRS hung up on 8.8 million callers 8/1/2015
If misery loves company, you have plenty of company if you tried and tried to reach the IRS this spring and couldn't get through.

New scams exposed, old ones continue 7/29/2015
Just when I thought I'd seen the lowest of the low, a report released Wednesday reveals new scams and just how low these lowlifes can go.

Grief compounded by monumental delays 7/25/2015
Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult enough. Several people in the Lehigh Valley area say their grief has been compounded by delays in getting tombstones engraved or erected.

Swindlers steal thousands from homebuyers 7/22/2015
Buying a home is a stressful experience. There's usually a flurry of paperwork and large sums of money to transfer at the last minute. If that's not enough to keep you up at night, now you must watch for a tricky new scam that could cost you your dream home.

Pennsylvania getting tougher on problem contractors 7/18/2015
To catch a scofflaw, sometimes you have to play sneaky yourself.