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
  • Ohio State knocked out of top 10 in latest college football poll

    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State beat down on Saturday night sent the Buckeyes tumbling out of the top 10 in the latest college football poll. Two touchdown underdog Purdue upset previously undefeated Ohio State 49-20 in West Lafayette Saturday night. As on Sunday afternoon, Clemson is now the new number two team in the country, after Ohio State’s first loss of the season. The Buckeyes dropped 9 spots to 11 after Purdue ran all over Ohio State on Saturday night. Alabama […]

  • Browns fall to Buccaneers 26-23 in overtime

    TAMPA BAY — The Cleveland Browns fall to Tampa Bay 26-23 in overtime. The Browns scored first in the game against Tampa Bay on FOX 8 Sunday afternoon. The Browns recorded their first safety since 2014 and led 2-0. The #Browns record their first safety since Oct. 5, 2014. — P.J. ZIEGLER (@PJFOX8) October 21, 2018 At the end of the first, the Buccaneers led, 3-2. At the start of the second quarter, Tampa Bay increased their lead to 9-2, then to 16-2. […]

  • Chief Wahoo gone from uniforms, still in Indians team stop

    CLEVELAND– It is the end of an era for Indians fans as Chief Wahoo made his last appearance on team uniforms on Monday. While the logo won’t be on jerseys and hats, it is not the end of Chief Wahoo for good in Cleveland. “It’s going to be sad to see him go. It’s been our staple of our city for years and years. I grew up with Wahoo,” said one Indians fan after leaving the ballpark on Monday. “Next […]

  • Browns beat Ravens 12-9 in overtime

    CLEVELAND — The Browns earned their first Sunday win in years and their first divisional win since they beat Baltimore on October 11, 2015. After a rough Sunday in Oakland last week, the Cleveland Browns returned home to face the Baltimore Ravens in a key AFC North game. “This division is a tough division to play,” quarterback Baker Mayfield said, “You have to be able to run the ball when people know you are running the ball. It is a […]

  • Indians prepare for ALDS: Gomes will play, final roster spot up for grabs

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians held their final workout at Progressive Field on Wednesday afternoon before flying south to Houston for the ALDS against the Astros, which begins on Friday. The Indians have all but finalized their postseason roster ahead of game one. Yan Gomes, who injured his thumb during the final series of the regular season, is fine and will play. Manager Terry Francona is electing to go with eight bullpen arms, three left-handers and five right-handers. Among the group […]

  • Browns look ahead after Sunday’s loss: ‘Let’s take it out of the officials’ hands’

    BEREA, Ohio — The Browns lost twice on Sunday in Oakland: They lost the game to the Raiders in overtime, 45-42; and they lost cornerback Terrance Mitchell to a wrist injury. Mitchell underwent surgery Monday morning and will miss “some time,” according to head coach Hue Jackson but likely will not miss the entire season. The Browns certainly had their chances to win Sunday after scoring 42 points, the most since they scored 51 points against the Cincinnati Bengals on […]

  • Raiders top Browns 45-42 in overtime

    OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders topped the Cleveland Browns 45-42 in overtime Sunday. The Cleveland Browns kicked off against the Oakland Raiders at 4:05 p.m. on FOX 8. Brown’s rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield threw his first pick-six of his career, off the hands of Antonio Callaway.  Mayfield started the day with three on target passes to three different wide receivers, all of which were incomplete, except the one that Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley intercepted. Conley returned the pass for a 36-yard […]

  • Browns victorious with first win since December 2016

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns are victorious after topping the New York Jets, 21-17. This is the first time the Browns have won a game since December 2016. The Browns took back the lead with two minutes left in the fourth quarter when running back Carlos Hyde scored his second touchdown of the night, raising the score to 21-17. CARLOS. HYDE. 🚚🚚🚚 Touchdown, Cleveland! #NYJvsCLE pic.twitter.com/G0ZLPE5RRu — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 21, 2018 The Cleveland Browns were looking for their first win […]

  • Reports: Zane Gonzalez was kicking with groin injury Sunday, Browns sign new kicker

    BEREA — The Cleveland Browns will have a new kicker on Thursday night when the team takes on the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns signed Greg Joseph. Joseph spent Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins after signing as an undrafted free-agent out of Florida Atlantic University. We've signed kicker Greg Joseph Details » https://t.co/7JQykH33e6 pic.twitter.com/LTT0s6gK1R — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 17, 2018 NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported the news about Joseph; the Browns made it official […]

  • Cleveland Browns trade Josh Gordon to New England Patriots

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have traded Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots. The Browns made the news official on Monday afternoon. Cleveland will receive the 2019 fifth-round draft pick; the Patriots will receive Gordon and a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick. We've traded WR Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots. pic.twitter.com/2eYO4A69jq — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 17, 2018 Both Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter first reported the news. A source told Schefter Gordon is “healthy enough from his strained […]

  • Cleveland Browns take on New Orleans Saints without Gordon, Kirksey

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns ended their losing streak last week against Pittsburgh, now they will try to win a game Sunday as they take on the New Orleans Saints. The Browns will be without wide receiver Josh Gordon who is set to be released by the team on Monday. The Browns made the announcement on Saturday night after placing Gordon on the injury report with a hamstring injury Saturday morning. Gordon played in 69 snaps last week against the […]

  • Browns offense looks to improve heading into Week 2

    BEREA, Ohio — It was back to work for the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday as the team gears up for its first road trip of the season Sunday in New Orleans. The Browns are looking to improve their offense which struggled to find consistency last Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Fine tuning some of the details in the passing game, as well as in the running game,” said quarterback Tyrod Taylor, “Guys understood where things went wrong. Conscious effort to […]