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
  • Odell Beckham Jr. and Duke Johnson limited in Browns final minicamp practice

    BEREA, Ohio — School’s out for summer, at least for the Cleveland Browns who wrapped up mini-camp Thursday in Berea. It was the final offseason practice before Training Camp in July. There were a few notable moments in Thursday’s practice highlighted by Cornerback T.J. Carrie who hobbled off the practice field during a team drill, there was no injury update provided by Freddie Kitchens following practice. Also, running back Duke Johnson and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. did not participate […]

  • OBJ focused on ultimate goal: ‘This game is about winning’

    BEREA, Ohio — It’s hard to steal headlines from wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., but that’s what running back Duke Johnson did on Tuesday as he requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns. On Wednesday, it was business as usual as the Browns hit the practice field for the second mini-camp practice of the off-season. As expected, all eyes were on OBJ who was attending just his third off-season workout with his new team. “I’m beyond excited for the opportunity […]

  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver talks his way onto the team

    BEREA, Ohio — Act like you belong and sometimes that’s all you need. Nobody knows that better than Cleveland Browns wide receiver Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi who two weeks ago was sleeping outside on a patch of grass in Miami, Florida. He’s number 15 in the program but he’s hoping to be a household name in northeast Ohio. Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi is in the NFL after selling himself to the Browns and particularly Vice President of Player Personnel Alonzo Highsmith at a tryout […]

  • Local cornhole champion turns hobby into playing, working career

    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio –When it comes to cornhole, it is harder to find anyone better than Christine Papcke. “I was just a social player for the first three or four years and then I got more competitive and started playing a lot and practicing,” Papcke said. The Seven Hills resident, is a former long distance runner. 10 years ago she gave that up and started playing cornhole as a hobby. “Playing in the backyard like everyone else, somebody had it set […]

  • Dan Gilbert, owner of Cavs, hospitalized with stroke symptoms

    DETROIT — The owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers was hospitalized after suffering symptoms of a stroke. 57-year-old Dan Gilbert was admitted to a Detroit-area hospital early Sunday morning. Gilbert is the majority owner of the Cavs and founder and chairman of Quicken Loans. The Quicken Loans family of companies provided the following statement to FOX 8: “Early this morning, Dan Gilbert sought care at a local [Detroit] hospital after experiencing stroke-like symptoms. He received immediate medical attention and is currently […]

  • Browns players excited for 2021 NFL Draft to come to Cleveland

    BEREA, Ohio– For a long time, the NFL Draft was the Super Bowl for Cleveland Browns fans. Now, the Browns get to bring that event to Cleveland and showcase how great of a football town Cleveland really is. The NFL Draft is a life-changing moment for college football players who get to hear the commissioner call their name for the entire football world to hear. At least 25 players on the Browns current roster know the feeling. They have been […]

  • Kitchens: It was about Kareem the person

    Rocky River–The Cleveland Browns traded in their football cleats for a pair of golf spikes on Monday at Westwood Country Club as they raised money for the Cleveland Browns Foundation at the 20th annual golf tournament. The Cleveland Browns Foundation benefits education and youth football in northeast Ohio, generating more than $3 million since it launched. Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam were joined by general manager John Dorsey, head football coach Freddie Kitchens and quarterback Baker Mayfield. None of them […]

  • Kareem Hunt gets baptized in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — Sunday was a big day for Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt who was baptized on the city’s east side. Head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey were in attendance. View this post on Instagram Sunday’s watching my guy @bigreem_3 take steps. Love the support of his GM and Head Coach. A post shared by Dan Saffron (@pfsagency) on May 19, 2019 at 10:26am PDT Hunt’s baptism comes after a tumultuous six months where Hunt was […]

  • Roster coming together for Jarvis Landry’s celebrity softball game

    EASTLAKE, Ohio– We all know what kind of football player Jarvis Landry is, but can the Browns wide receiver swing a baseball bat or better yet, hit a home run? We’ll find out in June when the Browns receiver holds his first celebrity softball event at Classic Park in Eastlake. This will be the third year for the event, which was previously hosted by former Browns defensive back Joe Haden. The roster for the celebrity softball game is still being […]

  • Kareem Hunt talks for first time since being signed by Browns

    BEREA, Ohio — For the first time since he was signed by the Cleveland Browns, troubled running back Kareem Hunt spoke about his second chance in the NFL. “I appreciate this organization and my teammates for accepting me,” Hunt said after practice Wednesday. Hunt signed with the Cleveland Browns in February, just months after being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs for a video which shows him kicking and pushing a woman inside The 9 hotel in February of 2018. […]

  • Indians season ticket holders look to cash in on MLB All-Star Game

    CLEVELAND– If you want to see Major League Baseball’s best this July at Progressive Field, be prepared to pay up. Tickets are not even available to the general public yet, but Indians season ticket holders are already cashing in. “Lower levels seats approximately $1,400 and up,” said Mark Klang, president of Amazing Tickets. The Indians were given 21,000 of the 35,000 total ticket allotment for July’s Midsummer Classic, but 90 percent to 95 percent of those tickets are already accounted […]

  • No more predictions from Browns rookie Greedy Williams

    BEREA, Ohio– The Cleveland Browns rookies made their way to Berea for their first NFL practice on Friday. The Browns have 61 rookies in camp this weekend, including the seven players selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. Sporting his No. 26 uniform was the team’s first pick in the second round and 46th overall Greedy Williams.  Head coach Freddie Kitchens said Williams is a smooth cornerback and he likes to compete. Last week, after being drafted, Williams declared Cleveland is […]

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