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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.

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  • Local athletes honored at 20th Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The best of the best gathered in downtown Cleveland Wednesday night for the 20th Annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. The annual award ceremony, presented by Medical Mutual and Huntington Bank is held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.  It celebrates a year of athletic achievements from high school players to professional athletes across northeast Ohio. Among those in attendance was the Cleveland Browns’ new head coach Kevin Stefanski. He was a presenter at the awards show. The Browns introduced […]

  • Local amputee athlete, cancer survivor given courage award

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s a big night in Downtown Cleveland as northeast Ohio’s best of the best gather for the 20th Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. As always, one of the highlights of the night is the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Courage Award. This year’s recipient is an 8th grader from Warren who certainly defines what this courage award is all about. 13-year-old Skylar Scarnecchia plays basketball, soccer and runs track and field. A few years ago she was diagnosed with […]

  • Browns struggle to keep up with the Ravens in last home game

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns (6-8) have a lot to play for Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium as the AFC North Champions — the Baltimore Ravens (12-2) — roll into town. The Browns didn’t put together a successful drive, but also held the Ravens from scoring in the 1st quarter. The Browns drove down the field at the top of the 2nd quarter. They got another shot to get it in the end zone on a pass interference call on […]

  • Browns lose to Arizona, do not have a winning season this decade

    PHOENIX, Az. (WJW) — Debacle in the desert! The Cleveland Browns could not stop Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals during Sunday’s game. Kenyan Drake had four touchdowns on the day, Murray threw for 219 yards and one touchdown as the Cardinals snapped a six-game losing streak beating the Browns 38-24, dropping Cleveland to 6-8 on the year. “I felt like we were off balance defensively all day, they threw it, they ran it, there was a couple third down […]

  • Cleveland Browns fall to the Cardinals; 38-24

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns lost to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. (38-24) In the first quarter, running back Kenyan Drake had a five-yard rush scoring the Cardinals first touchdown. Even though the Browns are currently behind, the team is celebrating a personal victory for Jarvis Landry, who just reached 1,000 yards this season. 1️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ yards on the season! 👏@God_Son80 pic.twitter.com/luqpOW2Yor — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 15, 2019 Early on in the second quarter, Kenyan Drake came back to […]

  • Report: Indians, Dodgers engage in Francisco Lindor trade talks

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The winter meetings are heating up out west and so are the Francisco Lindor trade talks. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a trade with the Cleveland Indians for shortstop Francisco Lindor. Nightengale says Cleveland is seeking a package of Dodgers prospects including shortstop Gavin Lux and pitcher Dustin May. The Los Angeles #Dodgers and Cleveland #Indians continue to be engaged in serious trade talks for Cleveland All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, […]

  • All 30 MLB teams will have expanded netting in 2020

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — All 30 Major League ballparks including Progressive Field will reportedly expand the protective netting beginning in 2020. According to what baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told CNBC Wednesday, the protective netting will extend substantially beyond the end of the dugout. Manfred said 7 or 8 teams will extend the netting all the way to the foul poles with another 15 teams extending it “down to the elbow” areas of playing fields. We do not yet know if the […]

  • ‘It was a good win today’: Browns beat Bengals, keep playoff hopes alive

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Don’t look at the box score from Sunday’s Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals game because it doesn’t tell the story of how the game played out. The Bengals dominated in almost every stat, but it was the Cleveland Browns who won the game 27-19. The win keeps Cleveland’s playoff hopes alive with three games to play. “It was a good win today. Defensively, we had a pick-six, which was huge in the course of the game. Offensively, […]

  • Cleveland Browns pull out a win against the Bengals; 27-19

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns beat the Bengals in Sunday’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium. (27-19) The Browns needed to win in order to keep any playoff hopes alive. The Bengals marched down the field in their opening drive, but the Browns kept them out of the end zone. They settled for a field goal. The Browns turned the ball over after TE David Njoku couldn’t pull in a catch and fumbled. He’s playing for the first time since week […]

  • Cleveland Browns beat Miami Dolphins; 41-24

    ***Watch our video above to see a previous report on Myles Garrett***  CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns (5-6) beat the Miami Dolphins (2-9) 41-24 in Sunday’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Both teams came into the game with something to prove, especially the Dolphins who’ve had a rough season. The Browns also wanted to keep the momentum going after winning their last game against the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7. The Browns were first to score in Sunday’s game when quarterback Baker […]

  • Cleveland Browns end losing streak; Top Buffalo Bills 19-16 at home

    CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns topped the Buffalo Bills, 19-16, in Sunday’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns running back Kareem Hunt made his 2019 debut for the team after serving an eight game suspension for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. Hunt hadn’t played in almost a year since being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. In the first quarter, Baker Mayfield threw a 17-yard pass to Jarvis Landry for their first touchdown of the game. (6-0) Austin […]

  • Browns woes on and off the field heading into game against Bills

    BEREA, Ohio– The Cleveland Browns have made headlines all season long, but, it’s been for all the wrong reasons. On Sunday, not only did the team face red zone woes, they faced a Twitter rant that ended Jermaine Whitehead’s career in Cleveland and “cleat-gate.” The Browns were informed before the end of the first half that wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. had to change their cleats or they would not be allowed to play in the second […]

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