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.


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  • Have you seen Buddy? Akron 5-year-old makes tearful plea on Facebook for missing dog

    AKRON, Ohio — Five-year-old Madison Wallace is asking for your help in locating her dog, Buddy. Madison went as far as posting a tearful video on social media in hopes that somebody can help. “If you find Buddy, please bring him home,” she says in the video. Buddy is the Wallace’s family dog; he’s a Pit Bull mix. “He’s a white dog and he has brownness right by his eyes and ears,” Madison told FOX 8 News on Friday. Buddy […]

  • Town uses little girl’s favorite color to rally around her after she lost leg to infection

    NORTHFIELD, Ohio— It was a busy day at Stan’s Bakery in Northfield as customers filed in for Tessa cookies. Stan’s Bakery is selling them in honor of six-year-old Tessa Puma. All the proceeds from the cookie sales go directly to the Puma family. “We really were touched and the school is right across the street and the kids come in all the time for donuts and cookies so we wanted to give back,” said Leslie Srodek-Johnson of Stan’s Bakery. Tessa […]

  • University of Akron freshman softball player throws no-hitter

    AKRON, Ohio — It’s a day 19-year-old Lexie Handley from Mogadore may never forget. “It was really great because a bunch of my family from out of town was at our game,” Handley said. Lexie is a freshman on the University of Akron softball team. She was the starting pitcher against Eastern Michigan last weekend. “I felt good. I had a good warm-up that day; obviously you don’t plan for that kind of stuff,” said Handley. The Zips were up […]

  • ‘Our angel in disguise’: Teacher saves girl when she starts choking in class

    WINDHAM, Ohio — It was an ordinary day on Thursday at Katherine Thomas Elementary School in Mrs. Reid’s 4th grade math class. On Tuesday, it was anything but. “The kids were all busy,” said 4th grade teacher Lisa Reid. “We had been working for at least a half hour.” Mrs. Reid’s students were taking their state tests. “I was sitting down and focusing on my test,” said 4th grader, Patricia McConville. Each kid was given a treat to enjoy while […]

  • Reports: Akron basketball coach Keith Dambrot leaving for Duquesne

    AKRON, Ohio – Akron men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot is reportedly leaving that school to become the head coach at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Dambrot has spent the last 13 years at Akron. He has over 300 wins during that time, including winning the last two regular season MAC titles, two of the last three MAC coach of the year awards and back-to-back runs to the MAC tournament title game. Duquesne has hired Akron's Keith Dambrot as its next head basketball […]

  • Area middle schoolers take home top prize at international cheer competition

    AKRON, Ohio– Manchester Middle School near Akron put on quite a show this past weekend in Orlando. “We worked three days a week. And we would work in the hallways at the middle school and we would go to Perfect Balance,” said Reese Sanford, seventh grader. Six seventh-grade students competed in the AmeriCheer International Championship. They were one of 80 teams competing to bring home the top prize. “It was pretty amazing because we are just like a little team […]

  • Charles Barkley wears Kent State jersey before NCAA tournament game against UCLA

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.– Charles Barkley was showing some love for Kent State before the big game tonight. The TNT analyst and former NBA star was sporting a 3XL Kent State jersey on the halftime set of the Cincinnati and Kansas State game. Barkley and LaVar Ball, Lonzo Ball’s father, got into a war of words earlier this week. Lonza plays for UCLA. Barkley will wear the jersey of UCLA’s opponent throughout the tournament unless UCLA gets eliminated. Charles Barkley is currently on the […]

  • Big night: Kent State Golden Flashes take on UCLA in NCAA tournament

    SACRAMENTO, California — A big night of college basketball as the Kent State Golden Flashes hit the dance floor for their NCAA tournament game against UCLA. The game will tip off just before 10:00 tonight. The NCAA tournament hasn’t had its wow moment yet as day 2 of the tournament is underway. Perhaps the Golden Flashes can change that as the clock strikes midnight here on the East Coast. Kent State is a huge underdog against the UCLA Bruins. Both teams come […]

  • Excitement growing as Kent State Golden Flashes get ready for NCAA tournament

    KENT, Ohio– It has been quite a week on the campus of Kent State University. “The energy is awesome. Everybody is talking about it. You go to one class and everybody is talking about it; you go to another and your professors are talking about it,” said Brian Priore, a Kent State freshman. The Golden Flashes are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008. “It is really exciting. I was just talking to my roommate yesterday and we didn’t realize how […]

  • Cavs limp to Detroit with J.R. Smith back in the line-up

    CLEVELAND, Ohio —He’s back! Cavs guard J.R. Smith was cleared to resume full practice activity on Wednesday. Smith broke his right thumb in late December and has been out of the line-up since. “Physically I’m fine,” Smith said. “Mentally it is just going in there and swiping at the ball, diving for loose balls, that plays a factor. You never really want to go into any type of game or whatever you are doing second-guessing yourself. If I have to […]

  • Cleveland Auto Show: 2017 Nissan Rogue is redesigned inside and out

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It is the hottest-selling vehicle in America for Nissan. “Just think of this, last month, 2017 February, #1 selling compact sport utility vehicle in the whole United States,” said Diehl Belza, owner of I-90 Nissan. No question about it, the Nissan Rogue is very popular. “The Rogue now has the drivability and rides similar to the sedans. A lot of people are taking the versatility of the Rogue with the sport utility, hatchback, seats fold down and things […]

  • Chevrolet Equinox is official SUV of Cleveland Auto Show

    CLEVELAND– Chevrolet has a lot to be proud of this year. On display now is the official car and SUV of the Cleveland Auto Show. The SUV turning heads is the 2018 Chevy Equinox. “This has been a great seller for us since 2010,” said Bob Serpentini, president of Serpintini Chevrolet. The first thing you’ll notice on this vehicle is the all-new design. “The wheel base is actually exactly the same, but it is a little bit shorter from the […]