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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
  • PIAA State “AA” Wrestling Quarterfinal Action

    Benton junior Alan Diltz beat Abe Guariello from Fort LeBoeuf 6-1 in the 106lb PIAA State “AA” quarterfinals from the Giant Center in Hershey on Friday morning. Then at 113lbs Line Mountain’s Cameron Newman won 3-1 in the tiebreaker to beat Ryan Carlson from Brockway to improve to (40-2) on the season and advance to Friday’s AA Semi-Finals. At 120lbs Brian Courtney from Athens improved to (34-0) with a 3-2 win over Brendan Howard from Jefferson-Morgan. Charles Johnson from Wyoming […]

  • Nick Stephani Wins AA Regional Championship

    Troy senior wrestler Nick Stephani won the NE AA Regional Championship at 170lbs on Saturday night at Williamsport Area high-school.

  • Dylan Otis Wins AA Regional Championship

    Wyalusing senior wrestler Dylan Otis won the 220lb NE AA Regional Title on Saturday at Williamsport Area high-school.

  • Saul Wilkins Wins AA Regional Championship

    Saul Wilkins from Wilkes-Barre GAR won the 285lb NE AA Regional Title on Saturday at Williamsport Area high-school.

  • Lady Bucks Win District Championship With Big 2nd half

    Dunmore erased a 27-17 first half deficit and roared back to defeat Holy Redeemer 55-47 on Friday night at Wilkes University.

  • Dunmore vs. Holy Redeemer-District II “AA” Girl’s Championship

    Holy Redeemer built a 27-17 halftime lead on Dunmore in the District II “AA” Girl’s high-school basketball championship at Wilkes University on Friday night, but the Lady Bucks chipped away at the lead in the 3rd quarter after some timely shooting from Maddie Martin and Kayleigh Semion. They finally took the lead on a Martin drive in the 4th and never looked back hitting foul shot after foul shot. A total team win for Dunmore 55-47 advancing to next weeks […]

  • Pittston Area vs. Hazleton Area-District II “AAAA” Girl’s Championship

    Pittston Area and Hazleton Area girl’s basketball teams played for the third time this 2014-2015 season. This outing was for all the marbles and a title at Wilkes University on Friday night in the District II “AAAA” championship.  Pittston was down early to the Lady Cougars and head coach Joe Gavio, but mounted a comeback to pull out the win 50-40 to advance to next week’s 1st round of the PIAA State Basketball tournament.

  • District 2 AA Swimming Championships from WB-CYC

    The Scranton Prep girl’s 200 medley relay team of Voitek, Donlon, Donlon, and Campo won the AA event in 1:53.83 at the District 2 “AA” Swimming Championships at the Wilkes-Barre CYC on Friday afternoon. The Scranton Prep boy’s 200 medley relay team beat out Dallas in the final leg. It was Kyle Bushta the Prep freshman edging out Connor Motley from Dallas and touching up in 1:42.31 seconds to the second place time of 1:42.52 seconds. Katie Voitek from Scranton […]

  • Holy Cross vs. Holy Redeemer-District II “AA” Boy’s Semi-Finals

    Holy Cross defeated Holy Redeemer 51-44 in the District II “AA” Boy’s high-school basketball semi-finals on Wednesday night from Wilkes University.

  • Riverside vs. Mid-Valley-District II “AA” Boy’s Semi-Finals

    Mid Valley defeated Riverside 45-40 in the District II “AA” Boy’s semi-finals on Wednesday night.

  • Athens vs. Danville-District IV “AAA” Girl’s Semi-Finals

    Athens defeated Danville 43-39 on Wednesday night to advance to the championship game in the District IV “AAA” Girl’s Basketball Championships.

  • North Pocono vs. Nanticoke-District II “AAA” Girl’s Semi-Finals

    North Pocono defeated Nanticoke 52-38 on Wednesday night in the District II “AAA” Girl’s Basketball Semi-Finals. Here are some highlights from the game at Wilkes University.


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