Main Capitol Building
Room 524 E Floor Newsroom
I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, a city of neighborhoods. My neighborhood was Rhawnhurst. I went to Community College of Philadelphia and transferred to Temple University, where I graduated in 1996 with a bachelor's of science degree in journalism. I have worked for The Morning Call since December 2002. In February 2013, I was named Harrisburg correspondent, covering government and life in Pennsylvania's state Capitol building. Prior to that assignment, I was the education reporter for seven years. In that role, had the honor of receiving the Scripps Howard Foundation's 2010 Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Writing for a series I wrote on a high school football coach and his team. That same year, I also received the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association's John V.R. Bull FOI Award and PNA’s G. Richard Dew Award for outstanding public service journalism for an investigative series I co-write with my colleague Tim Darragh. I live in Bethlehem with my wife and two children.
Reading. Coaching Little League. Teaching and speaking before college and high school journalism classes. Watching the Philadelpia Eagles and Phillies.