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Started here at WNEP in November of 1990 as a Video Coordinator then branched out into shooting news and operating our KU Satellite truck. Trips to the Democratic National Convention NYC and Woodstock made life interesting. I enjoyed the helicopter flights with Jack, Dave, and Randy. We once flew into NYC to JFK to pick up a tape. Wow what a flight! Time flew bye. From News to Sports I made the switch in 1997 when my great friend Dave Bertram left for NC. He was the best and taught me most of what I apply today. Jim Coles and I shared many trips up and down I81. Jim Coles is the best reporter/anchor in the business and a NY Giants fan. I like the Eagles. People always ask me what I like to cover. I usually say High-School Wrestling. These kids get little TV coverage, but more internet life than other sports besides football. Anthony Rivera from Shikellamy was my first true State Champion I covered. Zain Retherford and Ryan Solomon the last. From there I've enjoyed shooting, reporting and anchoring the sports all over Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. I have a beautiful wife (who teaches 6th,7th and 8th graders) and an 9 year old son(brown belt in American DoJo Karate and a great swing from the left side for baseball. I love dogs. We've gone from a yellow lab to a beagle.
Favorite sports moments covered include:
(1) Bucknell winning another Patriot League title 2013
(2) The AHL 2001 Calder Cup Finals in Canada with the Penguins. Trip to New Brunswick Canada and St. John with Bonvie. Great food and the reversing falls there. Outstanding.
(3) Gerry McNamara hitting the game winning shot against Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome in front of 33,000 people (2002)
(4) Brennan King of the Red Barons in 2006 hitting for the natural cycle and ending it with a grand slam on his last at bat-probably never see that live again in my life, and (5) covering the Governor's Cup 2008 championship in Durham, North Carolina with Paul Kielbasa-first title for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 20 seasons of minor league baseball. Field of Dreams shot there and ran into the Black Widow-World Billiards Champion.
(6) Best hitter Chase Utley.
(7) Many moments in the football booth with George Curry and Steve Armillay.


Recent Articles
  • Scranton Prep boys basketball

    Scranton Prep gave state power Roman Catholic all it could handle  on Sunday.  The 3’rd ranked Cavaliers looked to get back to Lackawanna League action by hosting Scranton.  In the first week of January the Knights gave the Cavaliers a game losing by four.  This time it was Prep by 40, 72-32 the final score.

  • Dunmore vs Mid Valley boys basketball

    Mid Valley lost the Lackawanna League D3 first half title with an overtime loss to Holy Cross last week. The Spartans began second half play against a Dunmore team that beat the Crusaders earlier last week. Dunmore beat Mid Valley 44-38.

  • Blue Mountain at Pottsville Swimming

    The Blue Mountain Lady Eagles claimed the Schuylkill League swimming championships on Thursday by defeating Pottsville 105-78. While the Pottsville Tide boy’s swimming team captured the league title with a 98-87 win over Blue Mountain. Blue Mountain won the girl’s 200 yard medley relay in 2:05.17 seconds. The Blue Mountain boy’s took 1st in the 200 yard medley relay in 1:49.84 seconds. Rebecca Donohue the Blue Mountain senior won the 200 yard freestyle in 2:13.09 seconds, and Pottsville’s Charlie Botto […]

  • Blue Mountain at Pottsville Girl’s Basketball

    The Pottsville Lady Tide defeated the Blue Mountain Lady Eagles 40-35 in a Schuylkill League Division I girl’s high-school basketball match-up.

  • Danville at Bloomsburg Swimming and Diving

    Moriah Treadway from Bloomsburg won the girl’s 50 yard freestyle in a winning time of 26.65 seconds. Jacob Ryan from Bloomsburg won the boy’s 50 yard freestyle in a winning time of 23.51 seconds. Danville’s Abby Meredick took 1st place in diving with 193.20 points, while 2nd went to Shannon Laubach with 190 points. Nick Kapp from Danville won the boy’s portion in diving racking up 237.70 points. Hanna Everhart from Bloomsburg won the girl’s 100 yard butterfly in 1:02.53 […]

  • Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg

    The Phillies won the World Series in 2008, lost it to the Yankees in 2009 and well, it’s been a long, slow downhill slide.  The Phils finished 73-89 in each of the last two seasons, but manager Ryne Sandberg and interim President Pat Gillick believe better days are ahead.

  • Paul Petcavage on St. John Neumann

    St. John Neumann went 30-1 last season, lost virtually their entire team on won their first 13 games this season.  Knights Head Coach Paul Petcavage explains their success.

  • Pat Borders Williamsport Crosscutters Manager

    Pat Borders spent parts of 17 seasons in the Major Leagues.  Now Borders hopes to catch on with the Phillies as their Manager with the Williamsport Crosscutters.  Borders won the 1992 World Series MVP and help defeat the Phillies in the 1993 World Series.

  • St. John Neumann vs Warrior Run boys basketball

    After going 30-1 last season St. John Neumann was expected to rebuild after losing six seniors, including All-State forward Alize Johnson.  But, Neumann won their first 12 games before hosting Warrior Run. a 70-46 win propelled the Knights to the 13’th straight win.

  • Crosscutters Hot Stove Banquet

    The Philadelphia Phillies were an identical 73-89 their last two seasons.  But, it was an optimistic time at Genetti’s in Williamsport as the Crosscutters held their annual Hot Stove Banquet.  Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg likes his blend of veterans and young players.

  • Old Forge vs. Holy Cross-Boy’s High-School Basketball

    The Old Forge Blue Devils and the Holy Cross Crusaders played a high-school basketball game on Friday night in Dunmore. Next week Holy Cross faces Mid Valley that game can be seen right here on WNEP2 live at 7:30pm Thursday night January 22nd.

  • Hanover Area vs. Wilkes-Barre GAR-Boy’s Basketball

    Hanover Area and Wilkes-Barre GAR played a high-school boy’s basketball game on Friday night that was seen live here on WNEP2. The Hawkeyes won the game over the Grenadiers 63-60.

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