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
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    On Friday night June 26th, 2015 the New York Yankees top pitching prospect Luis Severino had another solid pitching performance for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Severino and Jeff Francis from Buffalo matched each other pitch for pitch. Buffalo won the game 2-0. Severino went 7 innings allowed only 3 hits and zero runs with 6 strikeouts. Jeff Francis equally impressive for the Bisons went 7 innings allowing only 4 hits and zero runs with 5 strikeouts. These two teams will meet […]

  • Berwick quarterback Mike Force summer workout with the Dawgs

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  • Louisville pounds out 24 hits in 15-2 win over RailRiders

    The Louisville Bats built a 7-0 lead on the SWB RailRiders by the 3rd inning on Thursday night June 26th in an International League Baseball game at PNC Field in Moosic. In the end they pounded out 24 hits and finished with a 15-2 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Jaron Long took the loss for SWB.

  • Kent Lane and Cole Walter headline MAWA team heading to Orlando

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  • Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association heading to Orlando for AAU National Duals

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  • Hernandez adds insurance run for Crosscutters in win over West Virginia

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  • Roller goes deep with 12th homerun of the year as RailRiders beat Louisville

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  • Williamsport Crosscutters new talent in 2015 lineup

    WNEP Sports Director Jim Coles joined us live at 6pm Tuesday night from Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field to preview the upcoming live game between the Williamsport Crosscutters and the West Virginia Black Bears. The Crosscutters are off to their best start in franchise history with an early 4-0 record with wins over State College and West Virginia in a span of 4 games set between State College and Williamsport.

  • District IV All-Star Football practice at Warrior Run

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  • Fireworks planned after the Crosscutters Saturday night June 20th home opener

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  • District II committee to meet with Berwick football program June 24th

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