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 fall to Steelers, 21-18, to start the 2017 season

    In the 4th: Steelers 21, Browns 18 CLEVELAND—A new season begins on Sunday for Hue Jackson and the Cleveland Browns. Jackson begins his second season as head coach of the Browns, he went 1-15 in season one, the worst in the NFL. That record afforded Cleveland the top pick in April’s NFL draft—they chose defensive end Myles Garrett from Texas A&M with that pick. Ironically, Garrett will miss Sunday’s home opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of a high-ankle sprain […]

  • DeShone Kizer’s high school coach praises QB’s arm and work ethic

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio– The Cleveland Browns have been a football team with a quarterback problem since they returned to the league in 1999. But for the first time, one local football coach says the Browns may finally have their answer under center. Lutheran West offensive coordinator Nick Toth has seen a lot of quarterbacks in his day, but none quite like Browns starting quarterback DeShone Kizer. “Big-time arm, great kid, had a lot of poise,” Toth said. He was the […]

  • ESPN: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving requesting trade out of Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — ESPN is reporting Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him. Brian Windhorst tweeted that  it happened during a meeting last week. Sources told ESPN, Irving wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point. ESPN said Irving’s agent,  Jeff Wechsler, would not confirm or deny this. He told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, “Kyrie and I had a meeting with Cavs leadership where we discussed many different scenarios in reference to Kyrie and his […]

  • Indians’ Kluber will not pitch in 2017 MLB All-Star Game

    MIAMI — The Indians‘ Corey Kluber is one of seven players who will not participate in the 2017 MLB All-Star Game. Kluber is scheduled to start Sunday night’s game vs Detroit. He is expected to make the trip to Miami but will not pitch. Four of seven players being replaced in the Midsummer Classic are scheduled to pitch Sunday for their respective clubs. **The All-Star Game airs on FOX 8 Tuesday, July 11 with pre-game coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. […]

  • What is a cardiac ablation? A doctor explains Terry Francona’s procedure

    CLEVELAND—Indians manager Terry Francona is resting comfortably at the Cleveland Clinic after undergoing a heart procedure (cardiac ablation) on Thursday afternoon to correct an irregular heartbeat. Doctors detected the arrhythmia after monitoring Francona’s heart rhythm over the past several weeks. “An ablation means that catheters are used to target and ablate or destroy tiny areas of heart tissue so that the rhythm cannot recur,” said Dr. Dina Sparano a Cardiologist at University Hospitals. It’s important to note that Dr. Sparano […]

  • Cleveland Indians baby boom! Three players welcome new additions, more on the way

    CLEVELAND– The 2016 season did not end the way the Cleveland Indians would have liked, but all was not lost on the memorable season. The Tribe’s postseason began in early October. Nine months later, three players welcomed new babies and three more have little ones on the way. Before the start of the season, pitcher Corey Kluber and his wife, Amanda, brought their third child into the world. But June started the Indians baby boom. Outfielder Michael Brantley welcomed a […]

  • Indians: Terry Francona to be away from team for ‘at least couple more days’

    CLEVELAND — The Indians announced Wednesday afternoon that Terry Francona will be away from the team for “at least a couple of more days.” Chris Antonetti said Francona remains at the Cleveland Clinic, where he underwent follow-up tests on the Fourth of July. Antonetti said there hasn’t been a discussion about a leave of absence for Francona, noting the Indians manager is itching to get back. Brad Mills will continue to be the manager in the meantime. Francona, 58, left last Monday’s […]

  • Cavs add point guard Jose Calderon to roster

    CLEVELAND –  The Cavs have added a point guard to their roster. Jose Calderon has agreed to terms on a 1-year deal. Calderon’s representatives tweeted out the news on Saturday evening. A big congratulations to our guy @JmCalderon on reaching an agreement with the @cavs! — Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) July 2, 2017 Calderon played in 41 games for the Lakers and Hawks during the 2016-2017 season. He averaged 3 points per game, and 2 assists. Those were career lows for the […]

  • Sources: Iman Shumpert subject of Cavs-Rockets trade talks

    CLEVELAND – Is Iman Shumpert on the trading block out of Cleveland? ESPN is reporting that the Cavs have had serious talks with the Houston Rockets on a deal to send Shumpert to Houston. Sources: Cleveland, Houston engaged in serious talks on an Iman Shumpert deal. Story: https://t.co/hej7AHGXaD — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017 Shumpert signed a 4-year, $40 million dollar contract during the 2015 season. By trading Shumpert, the committed salaries in Cleveland would drop from $125 million to […]

  • Reports: no extra discipline from ‘incidents’ during Game 4 of NBA Finals

    CLEVELAND—The NBA Finals had its feistiest moments in Game 4 on Friday night in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena. Seven technical fouls were called during the game, four on the Golden State Warriors (Kerr, Durant, Green, Pachulia) and three against the Cavaliers (Dahntay Jones, LeBron James, Iman Shumpert). The NBA was reviewing several incidents from last night’s game, according to reports. This is standard protocol in the NBA. According to USA Today late Saturday, no further action will be taken, […]

  • Cavs coach Tyronn Lue: ‘We just have to focus on things that we can do better’

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Tyronn Lue is not making any line-up changes for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday when the Cavaliers meet the Warriors. Cleveland is trailing 1-0 in the series after a 113-91 loss on Thursday night. It was an ugly game for Cleveland who kept it close in the first half only to be outscored 53-39 in the second half.  The Cavs turned the ball over 20 times which the Warriors converted into 21 points. “We just […]

  • Countdown to the Browns’ Draft Day decisions

    ​PHILADELPHIA–The excitement is growing, the anticipation is almost over, in few hours the Browns will make their draft pick official, one that fans hope will make the team better and take them to the promised land sooner rather than later. Nobody knows what Cleveland will do with the first overall pick. “They haven’t really consulted me but I think what I’m hoping for is an actual good pick,” said Megan Townsend of Philadelphia. Her cousin’s wife is a secretary for […]