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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
  • Big week ahead in NYC for the Nittany Lions

    The Penn State Nittany Lions will practice at Fordham University all week leading up to Saturday’s New Era Pinstripe Bowl game at Yankee Stadium against Boston College. On Tuesday the team will visit the 9/11 memorial and then on Friday head football coach James Franklin will ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The game is set to kickoff on Saturday at 4:30pm.

  • Ripken and Maddon Join Together for HIP

    Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation President and Executive Director Steve Salem made the announcement. “Why don’t we renovate this gym? We’ll build an indoor park and so that’s what we’re going to do,” said Steve Salem. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet CEO and Ripken Board Chairman Mark Butler then presented a check for $180,000 dollars to Joe Maddon and his Hazleton Integration Project. “Tonight’s the first night Cal being in town here his presence really means a lot to us and to the […]

  • Scranton vs Wilkes-Barre GAR boys basketball

    The Scranton Knights visited Wilkes-Barre GAR in a crossover game between the Lackawanna League and the Wyoming Valley Conference in boys basketball. The Grenadiers held a 36-22 halftime lead until the Knights made a run in the 3rd quarter, but GAR held on for the win.

  • Joe Maddon and Cal Ripken Jr. at HIP

    Chicago Cubs manager played ‘Father Christmas’ for his hometown of Hazleton to raise money through the Hazleton Integration Project or ‘HIP’   Maddon brought along Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr in conjunction with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.  Baseball brought Cal and Joe national publicity but, these men never forget their roots.

  • Penn State and Boston College Bowl Match-up

    This is the 24th game between the two teams with Penn State holding a commanding (19-4) lead in the series. Both possess strong defenses. Penn State (2nd) in the nation in total defense with 17.7 ppg and Boston College not far behind (11th) in the nation in total defense at 20.5 ppg. “Their an interesting defense and he’s been this way for a long time. They don’t match personnel. What I mean by that is typically people will go to […]

  • Geno Lewis thinks Penn State’s extra practices will help

    Geno Lewis the Penn State sophomore wide receiver talked to the media last Saturday during the New Era Pinstripe bowl media day about the Nittany Lions extra practices and how they will help the team heading into the 2015 season.

  • Lady Royals Defeat Eastern in Poinsettia Classic Tournament

    Alexix Roman came off the bench to score 18 points for the University of Scranton Lady Royals as they defeated Eastern on Wednesday night at home in the Poinsettia Classic.  Scranton is now (8-0) on the season.

  • Tide hope to roll to a Schuylkill League Championship

    The pieces are in place for Pottsville to make a big run this season. All five starters are back including Travis Blankenhorn-the Tide leading scorer from a year ago averaging 18.5ppg. “I think we did a lot of stuff in the off-season. We worked really hard on improving our offense and defense and so far it’s been paying off,” said Travis Blankenhorn. In his 8th season now here at Pottsville-Coach Dave Mullaney has high expectations for this group certainly re-claim […]

  • Holy Redeemer vs. North Pocono Girl’s Basketball

    Holy Redeemer played North Pocono in a high-school girl’s basketball game on Tuesday night in Covington Township.

  • Dunmore vs. West Scranton Boy’s Basketball

    Dunmore played West Scranton in a high-school boy’s basketball game on Tuesday night.

  • Bill Belton Ready for trip to NYC to meet the Eagles

    Bill Belton and the entire Penn State football team will spend time in New York City over the holidays in preparation for the New Era Pinstripe bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday December 27th at 4:30pm.

  • The Backcourt is back at Scranton Prep

    The Cavalier Crazies this season should have plenty to cheer about for a Scranton Prep team that finished with a record of (20-3). The backcourt is back. Sharp shooting lefty Bobby Casey will share the duties with Tim Rose both 1st team all-lackawanna league selections. “We had a great regular season last year, but we kind of came up short in the districts last year. So we want to win the Lynett, win the league, win the district, and see […]


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