P.J. is back home. He returned to Northeast Ohio and joined the FOX 8 News team in June of 2011.

P.J. was Sports Director of WVVA-TV in Bluefield, West Virginia for over five years.

Prior to that he served as Sports Director of KAWE-TV in Northern Minnesota.

P.J. won the West Virginia Broadcasters Association “Best Sportscast” for his anchoring of the Greenbrier Classic in 2010. During his time at WVVA and KAWE, P.J. covered everything from high school football to NASCAR, the NFL, MLB, Division I hockey and even the PGA Tour. He also had the opportunity to work on assignment at the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl while covering West Virginia and Virginia Tech.

P.J. is a graduate of Kent State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. To get the latest local sports updates and to find out what P.J. is doing.


Recent Articles
  • Friday Night Touchdown: State football final four pairings announced

    COLUMBUS – It is the final four of the high school football playoffs. State semifinals take center stage next week across the state and there are a handful of teams still alive from northeast Ohio. In Division 1, Mentor will take on Olentangy Liberty in Mansfield. There are three teams from our area still playing in Division 2. Avon and Akron Hoban will play at Brunswick and Massillon Washington will play Cincinnati Winton Woods IN Columbus. All games are played […]

  • Browns: Jackson, Kizer react to Sunday’s loss to Detroit, 0-9 record

    BEREA, Ohio —It has been 701 days since the Browns won a game on a Sunday. It’s a numbing number for Browns fans who haven’t seen winning football in this town in decades. The Browns lost in a shootout to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, dropping Hue Jackson’s record to 1-24 as head coach. “Obviously, disappointed in yesterday’s loss but not discouraged. Disappointed and discouraged are two different things in my mind. I think our team understands kind of where […]

  • Friday Night Touchdown: Elite 8 of OHSAA football playoff pairings announced

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s down to the elite eight in the Ohio high school football playoffs and the match-ups for next week are now set. In Division 1, St. Ignatius will play Mentor at Bedford Bearcat Stadium. In Division 2, Akron Hoban will face Barberton at Green Stadium and Avon will face Olmsted Falls at North Ridgeville. Here are the pairings, shown with seeds and current records. The first team listed is the home team. All the games will be played […]

  • Josh Gordon is back with the Browns: ‘I look at every day as a new opportunity’

    BEREA, Ohio- Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is once again a member of the Cleveland Browns. He walked into the facility in Berea on Tuesday for the first time since September of 2016. “I’m glad to be back.. grateful for the opportunity, more than anything,” he told reporters. “I look at every day as a new opportunity,” he said. Gordon had been suspended indefinitely from the National Football League for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. In an […]

  • FNTD playoffs: Round 2 pairings released for 2017 state football playoffs

    CLEVELAND – Round 2 of the high school football playoffs continue this week and all games are now played at neutral sites. In Division 1, region 1, St. Ignatius will face Euclid at Bedford Bearcat Stadium. St. Ed’s will face Mentor at Byers Field. All playoff games will be played on Friday night, November 10  beginning at 7:30 p.m. Here is the complete list of match-ups: Division I Region 1 1 Cle. St. Ignatius (10-1) vs. 4 Euclid (9-2) at […]

  • Browns Thomas to become highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL in 2018

    CLEVELAND – Joe Thomas may be out for the season with injured triceps, but the Cleveland Browns have given him a good reason to smile . A team spokesman said Saturday that the Browns had agreed to the pay bump before Thomas, a 10-time Pro Bowler, was injured and they’ll stick to their plan. The  Browns stuck by their word of giving the offensive lineman a raise for this season and next season, making Thomas the highest paid offensive lineman […]

  • Browns miss out on quarterback McCarron due to missed deadline

    BEREA, Ohio – If you said the Browns couldn’t lose on the bye week, you’re wrong. They lost twice by the end of Tuesday. They lost out on quarterback Jimmy Garapolo on Monday night and on Tuesday they lost out on quarterback A.J. McCarron from Cincinnati. The Browns and Bengals had a proposed trade but, according to an NFL spokesman, the paperwork was not filed by the 4 pm deadline and the transaction was denied. The proposed compensation for McCarron […]

  • Round 1 of 2017 OHSAA football playoffs set

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The road to Canton officially kicks off this week as high school football teams have now reached the “win or go home” portion of Friday Night Touchdown. Round 1 of the OHSAA playoffs is set. Highlights include the Division 1, Region matchup between Massillon Perry at St. Ignatius. Canton McKinley will be playing at St. Ed’s. Stow is slated to play at Mentor and Massillon Jackson will play at Euclid. All games this year will be played […]

  • Browns get unwelcome London wake-up call, Dieken to miss calling game

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A trip to London may be the wake-up call the Cleveland Browns need to get the season going. Unfortunately they got a wake-up call on Saturday not Sunday. The fire alarms forced the Browns from their Pennyhill Park Resort at around 5:45 am after a gas leak started in the hotel’s kitchen. The Browns then spent the next hour in a temporary locker room at the facility before they were cleared to return to their rooms. The Browns […]

  • Browns lose to Houston, 17-33, fall to 0-6 on season

    FINAL: Cleveland 17, Houston 33 CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns will turn the keys of the offense over to Kevin Hogan, the second-year quarterback out of Stanford.  Hogan will be making his first career NFL start against the Houston Texans on the road.  Hogan has appeared in three games this season for the Browns, throwing three touchdown passes and two interceptions.  Last week, Hogan started the second half against the New York Jets and led the Browns on two touchdown […]

  • Go Bucks! Ohio State dominates Nebraska, 56-14

    LINCOLN, Neb. — The offensive woes that plagued the Ohio State Buckeyes early in the season seem to have been fixed as the Buckeyes dominate Nebraska on the road to win their fifth straight game. The Ohio State-Nebraska game had matched two of the five programs with the most major college football wins in history on Saturday night. But the teams were in very different places entering Saturday night’s game in Lincoln. The ninth-ranked Buckeyes beat Nebraska by 59 points last […]

  • Browns lose Battle of Ohio to Bengals 31-7

    **UPDATE: The Cleveland Browns were trailing the Cincinnati Bengals 31-7in the 4th quarter** CLEVELAND — The battle of Ohio on Sunday will also be a battle of two, winless football teams. The Cincinnati Bengals come to town after getting shut-out by Baltimore in Week 1, losing to Houston in Week 2, and losing on the road in Green Bay to the Packers in overtime last week. The Cleveland Browns return home for the first time since opening weekend when they […]