A columnist, reporter and editor at The Morning Call since 2004. Previously worked for the Pottsville Republican, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record. Honored by the Pennsylania NewsMedia Association in 2012 as the top columnist among large newspapers in Pennsylvania. Previously received awards and accolades from a veterans group for columns about veterans' rights and mistreatment by the VA; The Press Club of Western Pa. for news reporting; the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association for news and health reporting; the Associated Press for deadline contributions; and Elizabethtown College for alumnus recognition. Graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1993 with a major in communications and a minor in business administration.