The native Philadelphian has more than 40 years of journalistic experience, ranging from sports reporter and business writer to magazine editor, editorial page editor and columnist. His commentary currently is found in Media General’s Tampa Tribune and the Tampa Tri-lingual weekly, La Gaceta.

Previously he was a regular contributor to Indiana Business, associate editor of Tampa Bay Business Journal, editor of Florida Business/Tampa Bay magazine and columnist for the Stauffer Media Group. He also has served as a consultant with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and as media relations manager for the University of South Florida.

The Tampa resident holds undergraduate degrees in English and Mass Communications from Penn State University and USF, respectively, as well as a master’s degree in English from Temple University.

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