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
  • 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 […]

  • New Niro is ‘big hit for Kia’ at Cleveland Auto Show

    CLEVELAND– So many cars, so many styles, so many ways to be different. That’s what KIA is trying to do with their latest hybrid/crossover style vehicle. The Niro is a first of its kind for Kia. More stories on the Cleveland Auto Show here “This is a big hit for Kia because it’s a compact CUV,” said James Clark, general manager at Kia of Bedford. It’s where the crossover and hybrid worlds collide. “It gets anywhere from 43 to 50 […]

  • Honda 2-year-lease contest: How you can enter to win

    Cleveland–Everyone comes to the Auto Show to check out the new rides, but how would you like walk away with one? This is the first time we’ve done this with you guys and it’s really, really exciting,” said Dave Waikem President of Northern Ohio Ads Association. Here’s how it works, all you need is your cell phone and the FOX 8 app. You can download the app from the Apple App store or the Google Play Store. Once you have […]

  • Toyota shows off all-new 2018 Camry at Cleveland Auto Show

    CLEVELAND–There is plenty to see and hear at the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show. Cars and trucks; Toyota has it all. The company has the best-selling car, the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, plus a cool, new feature for those who enjoy off-roading. “The all-new 2018 Camry, redesigned its performance meets seduction. It’s truly the most attractive Camry we’ve had in a long time,” said Teri Mateo, sales manager at Brunswick Toyota. The Japanese automaker revealed the redesigned, eighth generation of the Camry […]

  • Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez make Cleveland Indians dangerous behind the plate

    GOODYEAR, Ariz.– The Cleveland Indians are closing in on their first spring training game of 2017 on Saturday afternoon when they face the Cincinnati Reds. Ryan Merritt is slated to start Saturday’s game with seven or eight pitchers expected to throw throughout the afternoon. On Thursday, the Indians were back on the practice field at their Goodyear facility getting ready for 2017. Before practice, FOX 8 Sports caught up with some of the players to talk about the upcoming season. […]

  • Encarnacion, Santana and Bauer hope to take Tribe back to World Series

    GOODYEAR, Ariz–The Cleveland Indians continue spring training in Goodyear, Arizona on Wednesday. The team is coming off a run to the World Series run in which they took the Chicago Cubs to a Game 7 before losing at Progressive Field. In the off-season, the front office made a huge splash with the signing of free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion and relief pitcher Boone Logan. FOX 8 Sports is in Arizona with the Indians and caught up with some of the players […]