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

Costs grow for woman after tree is cut down in Allentown 1/24/2015
Twelve years ago, Nancy Beitel wanted to cut down the curbside tree in front of her Allentown home because its roots were damaging the sidewalk.

Poor communication locks Frontier customer in contract 1/21/2015
Frontier Communications didn't communicate well with John and Nancy LoRusso of Upper Saucon Township. That got them stuck in a two-year contract for satellite television service they never intended to buy.

Don't mis-address your Right-to-Know request 1/17/2015
I've implored you often to use Pennsylvania's open records law to obtain records that may help support your position in a dispute with the government, or just to satisfy your curiosity about how your tax dollars are being spent.

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

Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late 1/10/2015
With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information.