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Who's Who At PSR

STAFF BIO'S

Ellis G.
Cannon

Tony
DeFazio

Jerry
DiPaola

Chris
Dokish

Ray
Mernagh

Larry
Appolonia
 

Mike
Betters

Mike
Migliore

Bob
Grove

Bob
Susnjer
STAFF
PUBLISHER Ellis G. Cannon
EDITOR Anthony DeFazio
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Bob Grove
Jerry DiPaola
Chris Dokish
Ray Mernagh
SENIOR WRITER

Scott Robertson

BUSINESS MANAGER Larry Appolonia
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Michael Betters
PHOTOGRAPHERS Michael Migliore
Matt Polk
William McBride
Jennifer Vasinda
OFFICE MANAGER Betsy Cannon
WEBMASTER Robert S. Susnjer

REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS
Diane Acerni
Diane has been a long time contributor to KidSports Magazine. She has also written for PSR on occasion.
Mike Clark
Mike writes the monthly feature “In The Driver’s Seat” for KidSports Magazine and has also contributed to the PSR Showdown.
Rob Cochran
Rob Cochran is a regular contributor to, and the sponsor of, the PSR Showdown.
Chris Crytzer
Chris writes leads and features for KidSports Magazine.
Stephen Flinn
An occasional contributor to PSR, Steve Flinn freelances for several newspapers across western PA.
Joe Giardina
Joe has been a regular contributor to Pure Steel as well as writing features for both the Pittsburgh Sports Report and KidSports Magazine since May 2006. Joe also covers Pennsylvania high school sports for PSR.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Joanne contributes to PSR as well as writing features and leads for KidSports Magazine.
Anthony Jaskulski
Anthony joined PSR in fall 2006 to handle our expanding high school sports coverage. He covers WPIAL football and basketball and also works with PSR Editor Tony DeFazio to coordinate all scholastic coverage.
Doug Kennedy
Doug writes regularly for Pure Steel and also covers auto racing for PSR.
Jim Lachimia
Jim Lachimia covers the Major League Baseball beat for PSR, writing the monthly Crow’s Nest feature for North Shore Notes and occasional feature stories. Jim is the editor of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ On Deck magazine.
Anne Madarasz
Anne writes the Sports History column every month is PSR. She is the Director of the Western PA Sports Museum.
Mark Madden
Mark Madden writes “Mad World” every other month for PSR and also contributes to the PSR Showdown. He hosts a sports talk show 3-7 p.m. weekdays on ESPN Radio 1250.
Vee Matisko
Vee writes leads and features for KidSports Magazine.
John Mehno
John Mehno writes a regular column for PSR. John has covered Pittsburgh sports since 1974 and is the author of “The Chronicle of Baseball” and “The Best Book of Baseball Facts and Stats.”
Harry Patterson
Harry Patterson writes the monthly Sports Wiz Trivia piece in each issue of the Pittsburgh Sports Report. He is the author of several sports trivia books, most of which are available locally at Kaufman’s and on Amazon.com.
Scott Robertson
Senior Writer Scott Robertson writes lead and feature stories for the Pittsburgh Sports Report.
James Santelli
James is a regular contributor to Pure Steel and also provides NFL Draft coverage for PSR. James also contributes to PSR’s high school sports coverage.
Steve Sampsell
Steve writes features and lead stories for KidSports Magazine and has covered Penn State sports for PSR in the past.
Bill Toth
Bill Toth, weekend sports anchor for WJET/WFXP-TV in Erie, contributes regularly to the PSR Showdown.
George Von Benko
George Von Benko is a frequent contributor to Up Close with PSR. George is the color commentator on Duquesne University basketball broadcasts and his work also appears on MLB.com and numerous other publications.
Faith Wolfley
Faith writes a boxing column for both PSR and KidSports Magazine. She also operates the Martial Arts & Sports Center in Bridgeville.

GUEST COLUMNISTS
Paul Alexander, Fox Sports Pittsburgh
Joe Bendel, Fox Sports Radio 970
Tim Benz, 105.9 The X FM and Fox Sports Radio 970
Jon Burton, WTAE-TV
Tony Cimaglia, Mineral Daily News Tribune
Digby, FM NewsTalk 104.7 and 105.9 The X FM
Jim Frazier, New Pittsburgh Courier
Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
Guy Junker, ESPN Radio 1250 and WTAE-TV
Rob King, Fox Sports Pittsburgh
Andrew Mason, Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Alby Oxenreiter, WPGH-TV Fox 53
Chris Peak, Rivals.com
Rick Peltier, WTVW-TV
John Perrotto, Beaver County Times
Rob Rossi, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Stan Savran, Fox Sports PIttsburgh
Andrew Stockey, WTAE-TV

STUDENT WRITERS
Mat Bell (Slippery Rock)
Shannon Boyle (Point Park)
Caitlyn Harrington (Pitt)
Dave Seigel (Pitt)
Jonathon Staub (Ohio State)
Greg Washington (Pitt)

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