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
  • Browns GM stays confident heading into NFL Draft

    BEREA, Ohio– It is a big week in Berea as we are one week away from the NFL Draft. It is by far the most important draft for Cleveland in a long time and with a week to go, the Browns are not saying a word. “I’m going to consider all options. I’m going to try and do what is best for this organization. I still have seven days before the draft,” said John Dorsey, general manager, on Thursday at […]

  • Cavs end regular season – up next, Indiana in first round of playoffs

    CLEVELAND – LeBron James played in his 82nd game, scored 10 points and then got some rest for the playoffs as the Cleveland Cavaliers were beaten 110-98 by New York in their regular-season finale and coach Jeff Hornacek’s likely last game with the Knicks. James had never played every game in his 15-year NBA career. But he capped a remarkable season in which he seemed to break a record every night by adding another accomplishment to his long list of […]

  • Metroparks bring kayaking to the great indoors

    CLEVELAND–The Cleveland Metroparks is head over heels about kayaking. “The big thing that we are really stressing if you are new to this is, come and get some experience with us,” said Cleveland Metroparks Outdoor Recreation Specialist Jesse Jones. That’s why they are teaming up with Cleveland State to use the Vikings’ indoor pool to teach a three-series progression kayaking class. Each class is 3 hours long. “We introduce beginning and seasoned paddlers to some skills and experiences so they […]

  • St. Vincent-St. Mary wins Divison 2 basketball championship

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Akron’s  St. Vincent – St. Mary High School has won the 2018 Division 2 state basketball championship. The Irish took on Trotwood in Columbus Saturday in the championship game, and they were in control for the entire game. By the 4th quarter, SVSM led by 8 points. The final score was 60-51, giving the Irish, who boast a certain NBA superstar as an alum (looking at you LeBron!), the most state championships in Ohio – across all […]

  • Ice hockey played on sleds: Check out really cool tournament at Kent State

    KENT, Ohio- It’s a big weekend at the Kent State University Ice Arena. “Hockey teams are coming in– one team from Buffalo, another team from Pittsburgh and another team from Columbus, Ohio,” said Kent State Club Hockey Assistant Coach Zachary Nowak. But this will not be an ordinary hockey tournament. “This weekend we are having our second annual Sled Hockey Tournament,” Nowak said. That’s right — ice hockey played on sleds. Kent State Club hockey team will take off their […]

  • Ashland University women’s basketball team plays for second straight national championship

    ASHLAND, Ohio —  There is quite a buzz circulating among the 6,600 students on the Ashland University campus. “Everybody is just like excited; it’s neat to be a part of this in a way and kind of experience this with them,” said freshman Jaylin Narvaez. The buzz is about the Ashland women’s basketball team that is set to play in their second straight national championship game on Friday night. It was the talk of the lunch hour in the cafeteria […]

  • Local man talks about his efforts to bring back Geauga Lake: ‘Anything is possible’

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio-It’s been 11 years since any guests last rode a ride at what was known as Geauga Lake. “I’m a huge fan of all the parks in general and it’s just something I grew up with as a child,” said Brian Roote of Independence. Roote loved Geauga Lake so much, he’s trying to bring back the amusement park. “It’s a landmark historic site and we would just like to make it available for future generations to enjoy it like […]

  • ‘No excuses’: Local college wrestler inspires others

    NEW PHILADELPHIA — It’s Sunday worship at New Greater Peace Church in Canton. Music and Faith are the cornerstone of 20-year-old Zion Clark. “It is a really big part in what I do because God sent me through different trials to build me into the man I am today,” said Zion. “I baptized him in the name of Jesus in one of our services and he’s a great kid, he’s a phenomenal kid, he’s one of our drummers that we […]

  • Like father, like son: Larry Nance Jr channels dad in NBA Dunk contest

    LOS ANGELES – Like father, like son! Larry Nance, Jr. tried to do what his father did back in 1984 and win the slam dunk context during NBA All-Star Weekend. Before Nance, Jr took the floor he worked a bit of a quick-change. He put on his father’s Phoenix Suns #22 uniform and then channeled his dad with dad’s signature dunk in the opening round of the contest. Like father, like son. #VerizonDunk pic.twitter.com/Fw5viBgefo — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 18, […]

  • New details on what NFL Draft weekend could look like in Northeast Ohio

    CANTON, Ohio — “With the first pick in the NFL Draft…” Those words could soon be resonating from the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the cradle of professional football. “Oh, I think that would be awesome,” said Ron Regas of Hartville. “Football fans here are passionate so yeah, it’s a perfect place for it,” said Kevin Layer of North Olmsted. The NFL announced that Canton-Cleveland has been named a finalist to host the 2019 or 2020 NFL […]

  • Winter sports at Cleveland Metroparks

    BEDFORD-Don’t let a little snow ruin your day. Instead, have fun with it, especially at the Cleveland Metroparks. “When the snow is down, the sounds are covered up by it so it’s really quiet, it’s a serene experience,” said Rachel Nagle the outdoor recreation manager of the Cleveland Metroparks. The Park is definitely not closed for the season. “We love living in Northeast Ohio because you can do things year round and people forget when the snow flies there is […]

  • National Signing Day 2018: Local high school senior athletes reveal future plans

    CLEVELAND-The weather couldn’t damper the spirit of thousands of high school seniors who got the opportunity of a lifetime Wednesday by signing a letter of intent to continue their academic and playing career at the collegiate level. National Signing Day took center stage across northeast Ohio with a plethora of signings. It’s official. After originally committing to the University of Virginia for wrestling, the FOX 8 Friday Night Touchdown Player of the Year, Joey Baughman from Wadsworth High School has […]