@triblive reporter. Journalism boomeranger. Ex-Detroit Free Presser. Husband. Dad. MSU grad. Rustbelt enthusiast. Raised in Pgh. Peabody HS.

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Spent the bulk of my reporting career at the Detroit Free Press.

I left journalism for five years and returned in June 2015.

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Nov 21, 2017

RT @RollingStone: David Cassidy, the beloved singer, actor and teen idol of ''The Partridge Family,' has died  http://rol.st/2zroHji 

Nov 21, 2017

RT @billpeduto: Pittsburgh’s City County Building reflects the sympathy of our residents over the loss of New Kensington Police Off…

Nov 21, 2017

RT @PSPTroopAPIO: New Kensington Officer Shaw Procession Route: Mt Saint Peter's Church- Freeport Rd across Rte 366 onto Leechburg Rd…

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