Birthplace: Seven Hills, Ohio.
Education: Normandy High School, 1977 and Ohio University, 1981.
Current Position/Job Duties: Troubleshooter Reporter/Multimedia Journalist
Previous Work Experience: WYTV-TV, Youngstown, Ohio and WANE-TV, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Joined NewsChannel5: July 1993
Most Memorable Stories: "The new Ohio contractor law, 2009,"
"The Blackout of 2003" and "Pittsburgh plane crash 1994."
Awards/Honors: National and regional Emmy awards and nominations. National Headliner and Associated Press awards and nominations.
News Philosophy: Produce stories that help others.
Role Model(s): My mom and dad.
Favorite Sports Team(s): Browns, Cavs, Indians, in that order.
Favorite Music: Opera, rock and jazz.
Favorite Movie: Titanic.
Favorite Program: NewsChannel5 at 6 p.m.
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree.
Favorite Foods: Mexican and Italian.
Family: My son, Nick and my daughter, Nina.
My passion: Journalism and video production.
Hobbies & Interests: Home improvement projects.
Hidden Talent: Home theater construction and design.
Something most people don't know about me: I love to plant trees.
What I like best about Northeast Ohio: Lake Erie and the MetroParks.
You're most likely to see me around town at: Giant Eagle.
On the weekends I love to: Jog, lift weights and be outdoors.
Additional Info: I actually worked in the WEWS-TV production department from 1981 to 1984, until Ted Henry inspired me to give reporting a try.
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Joe's latest stories
Alex Howe claimed he was hit by a Cleveland school bus while riding his bike back on Nov. 13. Howe reports he's doing fine, but said his only form of transportation is no longer safe to ride.
Sandra Lopez explained her Dodge Stratus was mistakenly towed from her driveway, even though she showed the tow truck operator the title to her car.
There are so many kinds of Christmas trees to choose from this time of year, so how do you know what to look for in a good tree?
Every year, people seem to want to decorate their homes earlier and earlier, and for some that includes buying a real Christmas tree. But live trees can dry out quickly inside homes with furnaces running 24/7.