Jerry’s journalism career began in 1995 as a reporter, political cartoonist and columnist. One story led to 100, which led to thousands more, each with a focus of shining a light on society’s darkest corners while offering a voice to the voiceless. He has written about countless issues, people and happenings, including: The last days of a woman with terminal cancer in a hospice; flying upside down in a U.S. Thunderbirds fighter jet at 9.2 G’s; visiting New York City’s Ground Zero just days after the terrorist attacks in 2001; witnessing a coroner perform an autopsy; and skydiving out of a plane with a recorder in hand. Along the way, Jerry has won more than 50 state or national awards from various journalism organizations. He also writes freelance stories for various national magazines, hosts his "Casual Fridays" radio show on Lakeshore Public Media, offers public speaking presentations, and completed three books: “Connections: Everyone Happens for a Reason,” "Lost Gary: Rusted Landmarks of the Steel City," and "Crooked Politics in Northwest Indiana." Jerry lives in Valparaiso, cruises the Northwest Indiana region on a regular basis, and never leaves home without his pen, notebook, and curiosity.