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 the people, policy and politics of government in Pennsylvania's state Capitol. Prior to that assignment, I was the education reporter for seven years. In that role, I 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 suburbs (for the first time) outside Harrisburg with my wife and three children.
Spending time with my family. Going downtheshore and camping. Reading. Coaching Little League and softball. Watching the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Temple basketball. Teaching and speaking before college and high school journalism classes.