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
  • 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 […]

  • Jim Thome tells FOX 8 what logo he would like on Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

    CLEVELAND- Indians slugger Jim Thome has a lot of decisions to make before his Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in July in Cooperstown, New York. One decision he has already made is what logo he would like to have on his Hall of Fame plaque. “I know my decision would be to wear the “C” because I think it is the right thing to do,” said Thome. “To be thoughtful, I think I need to have the conversation with […]

  • Super Bowl LII has Cleveland Heights connection

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio–Super Bowl LII kicks off Feb. 4 in Minneapolis as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots. It’s a big, yet nerve-wracking week for one local community. Jason Kelce and Shelton Gibson are playing in Super Bowl 52 for the Philadelphia Eagles. They both played football at Cleveland Heights High School. Kelce is the Eagles center and Gibson plays wide receiver. FOX 8 met up with their families on Friday at the high school. “Our coaches […]

  • Still champion! Stipe Miocic defends UFC Heavyweight Championship for record third straight time

    BOSTON — Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a methodical ground-and-pound bout in the main event of UFC 220. HISTORY IN BOSTON!@StipeMiocicUFC becomes the first HW to successfully defend the belt three consecutive times. #UFC220 pic.twitter.com/PwFUg7meTD — UFC (@ufc) January 21, 2018 Miocic won 50-44 on all three scorecards early Sunday and was never seriously tested by the raw but unrefined Ngannou. After the […]

  • Vermilion student manager with special needs records 100th win

    VERMILION-—Hours before a Vermilion Sailors boys basketball practice, Junior Devan Dewitt is already hard at work. “That’s all he talks about, basketball, basketball, basketball,” said Vermilion junior Mason Montgomery Devan or ‘Dev-dog’ as he’s called by his teammates, is a student with special needs. He is busy making sure the Sailors are ready to go for practice. He’s the team manager, a position he’s held since the 7th grade. “I thought that he might get bored by it, but then […]

  • Ashland University women’s basketball on a hot streak

    ASHLAND–Don’t look now, but the Ashland Women’s basketball team is streaking their way into the record books. The team was all business Wednesday afternoon as they geared up for a big conference showdown Thursday night at home against Grand Valley State. “We know what we want, we know we want to get back to the national championship game and win another one,” said junior Brooke Smith. The Eagles are ranked number one in the nation at 15-0. They are coming […]

  • Isaiah Thomas to start against Orlando Saturday

    ORLANDO – The Cavs are back in action tonight but the big story is Isaiah Thomas. The Cavs guard will be back in the line-up and he will start tonight against the Orlando Magic. Thomas made his Cavs debut on Tuesday night against the Portland Trailblazers and he did not disappoint, scoring 17 points in 19 minutes. He sat out Wednesday’s game in Boston for rest, as it was part of a back-to-back. Thomas said he was playing at about […]

  • Lake County Captains to extend safety netting at Classic Park

    EASTLAKE, Ohio — Classic Park in Eastlake is undergoing a minor facelift ahead of the 2018 season. The Lake County Captains will be extending their safety netting as part of an enhanced safety feature that could prevent tragedy. As we all know, a fun time at a baseball game can turn scary in an instant. “It just smacked me right in the eye and it was extremely painful; there was blood everywhere,” said 44-year-old Dina Simpson of Chardon. She was […]

  • Protecting pets: Cleveland APL receiving more calls of animals left out in the cold

    CLEVELAND– The dangerously cold temperatures and a layer of snow is not enough to slow down dogs at the Clark-Tremont Dog Park. “I usually bring him down here every day for about 30 minutes. It doesn’t really matter what kind of weather it is. He likes it; he enjoys it; maybe he will roll in it,” said Chelsey Kizzee of Cleveland. But not all dogs are receiving the same kind of play and treatment from their owners in these bitterly […]