The Morning Call's Harrisburg correspondent, Steve Esack covers government and life in Pennsylvania's State Capitol building. Prior to that assignment, he was The Morning Call's education reporter for seven years. In that role, he received the Scripps Howard Foundation's 2010 Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Writing for a series he wrote on a high school football coach and his team. That same year, he also received the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association's John V.R. Bull FOI Award and PNA’s G. Richard Dew Award for outstanding public service journalism for an investigative series he co-wrote with colleague Tim Darragh.