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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
  • Abington Heights vs Manheim Twp-1st Rd. State Tennis

    In the first round of the PIAA Girl’s Tennis Team Championships the Abington Heights Lady Comets-the District 2 champions took on Manheim Township-the #2 seed from District 3 at Birchwood Tennis and Fitness Club on Tuesday afternoon in Clarks Summit. #1 single had Tyra Abdalla (Abington Heights) vs Carolyn Mann (Manheim Township) playing. Then is was Caroline Matisse vs. Katie Corey at #2 singles. Rachel Smertz the Lady Comets #3 seed took on Carolyn Kitsock. In the first doubles match […]

  • Rocco’s Receivers Part II-Role in the Red Zone

    “We’re going to start off with the fade route. Here work. Lean against them, lean against them. Make sure you leave some room at the end so you can burst-catch the ball over your shoulder-pinkies together. Good hands-good hands, good there you go,” said Rocco Forgione. “What’s the one key thing for receivers when there down in the red zone? Just to make sure you get into the end zone so you can work back to the ball and attack […]

  • Lackawanna College vs. Monroe College

    It took a late blocked field goal attempt to secure the 14-13 win for Monroe College over the Lackawanna College Falcons on Saturday afternoon at a game in Peckville at John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium. Lackawanna had an early advantage at 7-0 on a Faustino Saucedo quarterback keeper touchdown from the 1 yard line in the 2nd quarter, but Monroe College tied the game at 7-7 after a special teams error for the Falcons on a Monroe College punt giving […]

  • Cops fighting for Cops Saturday night in Dunmore

    Junior middleweight boxer Stephon Burgette from Scranton works out at the Northeast Boxing training center in Dunmore. All in preparation for Saturday’s Fall Brawl 2014 at the Dunmore Community Center. It’s being called “Cops fighting for Cops” to help support the Blooming Grove “PSP Strong” campaign. “Portions of every ticket sold at the fight will be given directly to the PSP organization to help build their funding. To this date they’ve raised 10′s of thousands of dollars thru their t-shirt […]

  • WVC Cross Country Championships

    In the pouring rain on Wednesday afternoon at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds just north of Meshoppen along Route 6 hundreds of runners from the Wyoming Valley Conference competed in the league cross country championships. On the girl’s side it was Ally Rome from Dallas winning in 19 minutes 26 seconds on the sloppy course. Rome a junior runner finished 2nd in this same race a year ago one spot behind older sister Regan Rome now running at William and Mary. […]

  • Jason “The Sensation” Gavern Returns Home

    Former Scranton cop Jason “The Sensation” Gavern is back in town this week for Fall Brawl 2014 on Saturday night at the Dunmore Community Center. After serving as a police officer on the Scranton force for 8 years Gavern decided to turn his life and career towards professional boxing. So for the last 15 years Gavern along with his trainer have traveled the world looking for heavyweight fights. He is approaching his 50th career pro fight this Saturday. On Saturday […]

  • Southern Columbia and Mt. Carmel Area preview

    Between them Southern Columbia and Mt. Carmel Area have won eleven State Championships.  It is the most consistently good rivalry in our area.  The Tigers and Red Tornadoes meet Friday night at the Silver Bowl.

  • Southern Columbia and Mount Carmel Meet Again

    Southern Columbia is (5-0) and ranked #5 in our latest Super 16 rankings. They bring in a talented running back in Blake Marks to go with a very potent offense. The Tigers have defeated Mifflinburg (40-14), Bloomsburg (47-0), Shamokin (52-14), Danville (46-0), and Central Columbia (42-21) this year. The Tigers are playing without one of their best players in Luke Rarig out for the season with a torn ACL, and Brad Noll has also missed time for Southern. Mount Carmel […]

  • WBS Penguins vs Utica Comets (Pre-Season Game)

    Scott Wilson added a second goal for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins midway thru the 1st period on Wednesday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena. This was pre-season game #1 for the team as they skated against the Utica Comets. In the second period Conor Sheary scored on a re-bound shot from Bryan Rust and that made it 3-0 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. They went on for the 4-2 win. The Penguins are back on the ice this Saturday October with the Hershey Bears […]

  • King’s vs. Lycoming Men’s Soccer

    King’s and Lycoming played to a 1-1 overtime tie on Tuesday night in a men’s soccer game in Wilkes-Barre Township.

  • Dunmore prepares for Honesdale

    Dunmore lost their home opener to Scranton Prep as the Cavaliers shredded the Bucks secondary with their passing game.  Since then, the ‘Young Buck’s have come of age winning four straight games.  Friday night Dunmore hosts 4-1 Honesdale who like Prep can throw the ball.

  • Wyoming Valley West Boy’s Soccer Still Undefeated at (7-0)

    Behind the coaching of Charlie Whited the Wyoming Valley West boy’s soccer team is off to a 7-0 start here in the fall of 2014. On Wednesday night the Spartans defeated Berwick to improve on their record. They travel to Pittston Area on Friday. The Wyoming Valley Conference is loaded with talented players and teams once again with the like of Wilkes-Barre Coughlin, Dallas, Crestwood, Lake Lehman, and Nanticoke. Junior sweeper Hunter Maxwell is using his skills and speed to […]


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