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Jo Ciavaglia

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Philadelphia, Pa. YO!
Staff Writer, Bucks County Courier Times
Covers:  Watchdog investigative reporter with extensive experience in crime, justice, health, consumer & in-depth topics
Doesn't Cover: arts, entertainment, technology

Investigative reporter at Bucks County Courier Times; loud spin instructor, undercover superhero & recreational badass Ideas & tips: jciavaglia@calkins.com

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Biography

Multimedia newspaper reporter currently focusing on in-depth investigation & watchdog reporting, but who has covered every imaginable beat in her journalism career. Social media proficient I maintain multiple accounts on Tumblr, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Storify, Google+, Vimeo, YouTube an...

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@JoCiavaglia — 2,432 followers, 16,379 tweets

Jul 27, 2017

RT @costareports: Scaramucci claims his financial disclosure was leaked. Politico, which ran the story, notes the docs were public, released upon request.

Jul 27, 2017

Swamp Road is closed between Twining Bridge and Worthington Mill Road today & tomorrow. Expect delays.

Jul 26, 2017

Benjamin Randall, who police say stole $1K worth of sunglasses from #NewtownTwp store- using his babies as cover has turned himself in. https://t.co/j0fwIPtRGU

Jul 26, 2017

Drug-exposed newborns are slipping through a federal safety net in Pennsylvania. Why aren't lawmakers taking action?  http://bit.ly/2vIFl8U 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing reviews for the Bucks County Playhouse. I was 19.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep

How is social media changing news?

Making it faster, and unfortunately, more ripe for mistakes

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2012 - Non-Deadline Writing
Greater Philadelphia chapter, First place, three examples of work "This writing is not good; it is excellent. Ciavaglia’s ability to transport readers to a time and place, her use of dialogue and vivid descriptions are first rate. That paper is lucky to have her; she is a joy to read."

Pennsylvania Women's Press Association

2013 - Journalist of the Year for Pennsylvania
Award given to the member who wins the most awards in a single contest year