Jason Bristol - Sports Director
Award-winning Sports Director Jason Bristol has been a member of the CBS 21 News team since October 2005.
He's best known for his continuing coverage of Harrisburg's National Sports Hall of Fame project, which earned CBS 21 News its first-ever regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award.
In all, he has won 16 regional Emmy Awards and has received 34 Emmy nominations in the past eight years for both anchoring and reporting.
In 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014, he also earned regional Emmy Awards for both Most Outstanding Sports Anchor and Most Outstanding Sports Reporter, respectively.
He is believed to be the first and only person ever to win both awards in the same year.
He also won 2007, 2011 and 2012 Emmy Awards for Most Outstanding Sports Anchor in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes the entire state of Pennsylvania (all markets) and parts of New Jersey, Delaware and Ohio, respectively.
Bristol earned another regional Edward R. Murrow Award in 2014 for feature reporting.
He has also received numerous first-place awards from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association (AP) for Enterprise/Individual Reporting; Continuing Coverage; News Feature Story; Sportscast, Sports Play-by-Play; and Best Sports Feature Story.
Jason served as the lead play-by-play voice for the SPORTSfever Television Network, which broadcasted college and high school sports statewide, including games seen on CW 15 and WHP's digital channel, My21.2.
Jason previously worked in Buffalo, New York, where he was one of the main anchors at the Empire Sports Network. While in Buffalo, Jason anchored the early weeknight editions of the "Empire Sports Report," the networks half-hour news and highlight program. He also served as beat reporter for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bisons Triple-A baseball club. He says his favorite memory is presenting the 2004 Governor's Cup trophy to the Bisons after the team won the postseason championship - and then being doused with champagne during a live post-game show!
Prior to his stint at ESN, Jason worked at WSTM-TV in Syracuse where he had many different roles; including sports director, weekend sports anchor, news anchor, and news reporter.
His career began as a weekend sports anchor at WDTV in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Six months later, he moved back to central New York to work as a sports reporter and producer at WTVH. Bristol then joined WSTM in March 1998.
Bristol, a native of Syracuse, New York, graduated from SUNY-Oswego in 1995 and was actively involved in the campus television and radio stations, as well as his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Jason is a huge fan of college and minor league baseball and has written numerous articles on the subject. His stories have appeared in Tuff Stuff, Baseball Card News and Card News. He's an avid sports enthusiast who loves to tell the stories of local athletes. If you see him in person, please say "Hi" or "Hola!" since Jason also speaks some Spanish.
Christina Butler - Reporter
Christina Butler began covering the York County beat for CBS 21 in December 2010, returning to the station where she got her start in the news business as an intern years ago.
Along the way she spent two years as an anchor in Virginia at a triopoly covering news for CBS, NBC, and FOX viewers in the Charlottesville area. She also spent two years as a reporter for a FOX affiliate in Pennsylvania.
Christina is from Lancaster County and is happy to be working close to her family. While she'll cheer for PSU, her heart belongs to the Iowa Hawkeyes!
Sherry Christian - Anchor
Known to family and friends as the consummate "morning person," Sherry Christian is the natural choice for anchoring CBS 21 News This Morning.
Sherry joined CBS 21 in July of 2002. Before her employment with CBS 21, Sherry held positions at WWJ-TV in Detroit, WMAR-TV in Baltimore, WPDE-TV in Florence, South Carolina and WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Flordia.
Sherry says she was primed for a career in television news by her father's military career. Growing up she lived in many different cities including Manilla, Phillipines.
During her career in television broadcasting, Sherry has earned numerous awards for reporting excellence and community service. She has served on the boards of many civic organizations including Goodwill Industries, Girl Scouts, March of Dimes, United Way and the Harrisburg Area Autism Society.
Sherry also finds time to participate in professional organizations including the National Association of Black Journalists and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Harrisburg.
An avid sports fan, Sherry enjoys watching Major League Baseball games, professional and college football and basketball. And she doesn't mind bragging about "playing a mean game of softball" herself. Other hobbies include public speaking, and photography.
Sherry holds a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Sherry lives in the Harrisburg area with her husband Jeremy and their daughters.
Tanya Foster - Anchor
Tanya Foster joined CBS 21 in January of 2008 and anchors the 5, 5:30, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts along with co-anchor, Robb Hanrahan.
Prior to her employment with CBS 21, Tanya worked at the ABC affiliate in Waco, Texas, and the CBS affiliate in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Tanya received her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Texas State University in San Marcos.
She began her career in television news as a reporter and morning anchor at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas. She also worked at KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas, as the morning/midday anchor.
While at CBS 21, Tanya was honored with Emmy Awards for Outstanding Human Interest News Feature for her report "Images of Bravery" and Outstanding Newscast Evening Anchor. She also received 1st Place from the PA AP Broadcasters Association for "Images of Bravery."
For the past four years, Tanya has worked with the Center for Independent Living in central PA as their spokesperson. Together they created a news segment called Living Well with a Disability that airs on CBS 21 News.
Outside of her journalism work, Tanya uses her knowledge of sign language to volunteer in the deaf community. Tanya is also very active in raising awareness of animal abuse and neglect. She has done extensive work with animal shelters in Texas and currently partners with central PA rescues and shelters to highlight their efforts through news stories.
Tanya, along with her husband Ben and their three dogs, Dixie, Daisy and Dora, enjoy traveling and spending time with their Texas-sized family including eight nephews and one niece. Tanya is an avid reader and spends a lot of her time keeping up with her book club.
Kristine Frazao - Special Correspondent
Kristine Frazao is an Emmy award winning journalist, with more than a decade of on-air experience.
As the National Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kristine reports on the top political stories of the day along with investigative reports on government waste, fraud and abuse.
Prior to joining the Sinclair news team, Kristine was the White House Correspondent for RT America. She covered the 2010 and 2012 elections both on the road and in Washington, and anchored nightly newscasts on RT for three years as well.
Also during her time at RT, she reported extensively on the impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Pennsylvania, as well as the tragic rate of teen suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Kristine was born and raised in San Diego, Calif., where she also worked for four years as a general assignment reporter, working for the Fox affiliate (XETV) as well as the NBC affiliate (KNSD) where she received an Emmy for coverage of the wildfires of 2007.
She got her on-air start working in beautiful Savannah, Ga., at WJCL/WTGS, where she worked as the political reporter, covering city council and county commission. She also traveled to Gulfport, Miss., to cover the damage and devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
Kristine loves living in the Washington, D.C., area and covering politics. She spends her free time traveling, reading and going on adventures with her black lab, Chomsky.
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Michael Gorsegner - Reporter
Michael Gorsegner joins the CBS 21 News team after spending the past six years at another station in the Harrisburg market. Michael will spend his mornings waking up viewers with long-time friends Sherry Christian, Steve Knight and Joel D. Smith.
Since his childhood, Michael knew that television news was his calling. A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., Michael spent his first five years of his career behind the camera, as an assignment editor for WMAR-TV in Baltimore and WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.
Then, crazy thoughts set in and Michael decided to make the jump in front of the camera and into the elements. He joined WCAV-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia, and was thrown into a station that did news broadcasts for CBS, ABC and FOX affiliates, all under the same roof. From Charlottesville, the northeast once again came calling and Michael spent the next six years working at WPMT-TV in York before moving to Harrisburg.
While not on screen, Michael does his best work, raising three kids with his lovely wife in York County. Kaylee, 9, Avery, 6, and Sebastian, 3, are all involved in fun activities and sports and the morning shift gives him the opportunity to take part in all of those fun things.
Michael is originally from Middletown, New Jersey, where he grew up with his wife. Both sides of his family still reside in the Garden State.
Lara Greenberg - Anchor/Reporter
Lara Greenberg joined the CBS 21 News team in October 2014 as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Lara started her career in journalism in Upstate New York. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2010 with a degree in broadcast journalism and minors in Spanish and music industry. While there, she studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, and was part of the first class to complete a Fashion and Beauty Communications Milestone.
After school, she got her first on-air job at YNN, a 24-hour cable station based in Syracuse. She worked as a multimedia journalist or one-man-band reporter, shooting and editing her own video in the station's Corning, N.Y., bureau.
In 2011, she was part of the YNN team that won a Syracuse Press Club Award for coverage of Tropical Storm Lee. In 2012, she made her way to Pennsylvania, working as a multimedia journalist for WNEP in Scranton. She was one of the first reporters to work out of the stations new Wyoming Valley Newsroom.
During her time in Corning and Scranton, Lara became very involved with the Alzheimer's Association. In the last several years, she's raised more than $5,000 for the nonprofit, given speeches at several of its big fundraising events and was selected as a Volunteer of the Year in 2014.
In her spare time, Lara also enjoys running and blogging. In 2014, Lara ran her first half marathon in Scranton and is already gearing up to train for another. Also an avid reader, she has a book blog, www.LarasBookClub.wordpress.com, where she posts book news and reviews.
Lara grew up in New Jersey and is proud to call herself a beach bum and Jersey girl. She visits her family and friends in New Jersey and New York often. Lara also enjoys reading, blogging, traveling, shopping, running and baking. She'd love to hear your story ideas!
Robb Hanrahan - Co-Anchor
Robb joined the CBS 21 news team in February 2010 with nearly 25 years of television news experience. He co-anchors the early and late evening newscasts with Tanya Foster.
Robb worked as an anchor and reporter for WHTM-TV from 1989 to 1992. Since then he has anchored at large market stations such as WFOR-TV in Miami, WABC-TV in New York, and WSVN-TV in Miami.
Robb is the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Spot News coverage in 2006 as well as an Emmy Award for Outstanding Newscast in 1997 and numerous Associated Press awards for excellence in news coverage. He also has a day named after him right here in Harrisburg.
Robb earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas. He and his wife, Stacey, who hails from Pittsburgh, live in Susquehanna Township with their 1-year-old son, Vann, and their dog Sandy.
Robb loves playing the guitar, cars, writing, reading and boating. He combined his love of the water and his love of writing when he became the Senior Editor of Southern Boating Magazine. He holds a USCG 50/100 ton Master/Mate (captains) license.
Robb's dedication to excellence brought him to the anchor position for Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon in 1996, which became the most-watched morning news in the Big Apple. He left the noon newscast in 1998 to anchor Eyewitness News at 5 p.m. Robb helped the station develop and present "Crime Stoppers," a weekly report that helped police solve violent crimes in New York that appeared to be, at first, unsolvable. In January 1997, he traveled to London and brought back a special report on the use of hidden cameras to fight crime, which is now being done throughout New York. He was there when the World Trade Center was attacked, providing around-the-clock coverage in the following days and weeks.
His first full-time job was as a reporter at KODE-TV in Missouri. He quickly moved up to City Hall reporter, weekend anchor, and finally main weeknight anchor a job he truly loves. During his nearly six-year run at KODE-TV, he was one of the first smaller market reporters to cover a national political convention through a then-new technology called "satellite." Weve come a long way since then.
Robbs wife, Stacey has also had a distinguished TV news career starting as an assignment manager in Miami and working her way up to Chief Evening Desk Manager. She is now CBS 21s Managing Editor.
Donna Kirker-Morgan - Reporter
It has been a great honor to be reporter with CBS 21 for more than 15 years. After all, this is my hometown. Raised in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, I still run into people who knew my parents or who are friends with my sisters and brother who also remain in the area.
The journey towards learning my craft began with Penn State. I graduated so long ago I don't want to share the year, but I still enjoy heading to Happy Valley for football, basketball and the yearly arts festival.
After graduation, it was long journey with many stops in the road.
First, working in radio in Clearfield and Seaford, Delaware. My first TV reporting job was in Greenville, Mississippi, where I saw incredible stories, including following Jesse Jackson from church to church to get out the African American vote.
For all you Duck Dynasty lovers, I also spent one year in Monroe, Louisiana. However, I never got to meet this now very famous clan. It was then off to WPTZ in Plattsburgh, New York. Boy, those winters make ours look like a day on the beach.
Meeting my husband at a Penn State Football game brought me back to Pennsylvania, where I worked for the Buck County Courier Times. Eventually, I convinced my husband to move to Harrisburg and that is where we have been since 1991.
Here I worked for Radio Pennsylvania as a Capitol reporter and then moved to CBS 21 in 1994, where I have been since, except for a short stint with the Pennsylvania Welfare Departments Communications Office.
I've raised three wonderful children, Nicole, Bernie and Daniel. My husband, Bernie, is an employee of Capitol Blue Cross.
Steve Knight - Meteorologist
Meteorologist Steve Knight delivers the First Warning Weather forecast each weekday morning on CBS 21 News This Morning.
Steve joined the CBS 21 News team in January of 2002. He studied Communications at the Pennsylvania Broadcast Institute and Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University
Steve began his broadcasting career as a radio personality at 1350AM/92.7FM in York. Steve remained in radio until 1997 when he transitioned into television reporting as the Operations Manager for the Traffax Traffic Network in Harrisburg.
Over the years Steve has actively participated in improving our community through donating his time and talents to causes like the American Diabetes Association, Junior Achievement, the American Red Cross, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Steve also serves as a board member of the New Cumberland Youth Baseball Association.
As a central Pennsylvania native, Steve loves the challenges that come with forecasting the diverse weather conditions right here in the area that he has always called home.
Steve passionately follows his favorite sports teams (Go Phillies!) and as a father of two boys, he enjoys spending a lot of his free time as a volunteer coach for their various activities
Bryant Maddrick - Reporter
Bryant Maddrick joined CBS 21 News as a general assignment reporter in October 2014.
Prior to joining CBS 21, Bryant worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for WNWO-TV in Toledo, Ohio. He also worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KNDU-TV in Kennewick, Washington.
Bryants happy to be back in the Keystone state. He was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia. Bryant received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Temple University.
In his spare time, Bryant loves traveling and food. He plans on visiting many of the mid-states towns and restaurants.
Bryant is also a big sports fan rooting for his Temple Owls, Phillies, Sixers, Flyers and Eagles.
Hes also an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
Chris Nallan - Reporter/Meteorologist
Chris Nallan joined the CBS 21 family in February 2014 as a meteorologist and reporter.
Chris began his career in television as a weekend meteorologist and reporter at WICZ-TV in Binghamton, N.Y. He returned home to work for News 12 Long Island as a freelance meteorologist.
From blizzards to blistering heat, Chris took a big leap to Tucson, Ariz., where he worked for KVOA-TV as their morning meteorologist. After Arizona he drove 2,400 miles across country to News 12 Long Island to cover the devastating Hurricane Sandy.
It wasn't long before CBS 21 called and offered an opportunity he couldn't miss.
Chris earned a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md. Being just minutes from the ocean, Chris took full advantage of coastal living. Chris interned at WBOC-TV in Salisbury where he worked as a weather producer and honed his forecasting skills.
Other than forecasting central Pennsylvania weather and reporting on local issues, you can find him playing a round of golf during the warmer months, taking a hike on the Appalachian Trail, spending time with friends and family, or just simply taking in the sheer beauty of Pennsylvania. Not to forget he is also a diehard Yankee fan. He lives in Harrisburg.
Brandi Proctor - Anchor/Reporter
Brandi Proctor is the morning traffic anchor and general assignment reporter for CBS 21. Through her traffic reports she aims to help central Pennsylvania residents navigate to school and work, and better than a GPS :)!
Brandi joined the CBS 21 Team in 2015 after spending many years at WBFF FOX45 in Baltimore. She started as an intern in 2002 and worked her way up the ranks, working positions ranging from associate producer, field and special projects producer, assignment manager and traffic reporter.
Brandi was responsible for birthing one of their most successful and long running entertainment segments, "Tabloid Tuesday" which she developed and produced weekly.
Prior to making her debut in front of the camera, Brandi had her ear to the streets of Baltimore working behind the scenes, while creating the pulsating heartbeat of the newsroom as assignment manager and field producer.
Brandi is a Baltimore native and a Cum Laude graduate of Morgan State University, from where she holds a masters degree in Telecommunications Management. She also holds membership in Alpha Kappa Mu and Golden Key honor societies. Brandi encourages all youngsters to go after their dreams. She recommends hard work, dedication, networking and most importantly internships in order to succeed in the field of communications.
Brandi participates in community service activities and awareness and fundraising events with Shimmering Hope: The Shelia Martin Proctor Foundation (named in honor of her mother) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She continues to be called upon to host and emcee local events and enterprising functions.
She has a true spirit and dedication to her work. She enjoys continuing to learn while moving forward and upward in her career.
Brandi is fan of leopard print and anything that sparkles -- sequins, glitter, etc.! She is looking forward to shopping, dining and getting to know the area and CBS 21 viewers. She has spent lots of time in Philadelphia, her mothers hometown, since childhood and is excited to now call central PA her home.
Kyle Rogers - Reporter
Kyle Rogers is a multi-media journalist whose work has been featured locally and nationally on TV, radio, print and online.
In August 2012, Kyle began freelance reporting at CBS 21. Kyle reports on feature stories, live guest interviews and breaking news for all platforms of CBS 21. Kyle interned at CBS 21 before reporting.
He is a two-time College Emmy-nominated anchor/producer recognized by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Kyle joined WIKZ-FM MIX95.1 in 2008 as a morning news anchor and weekend morning host.
Immediately after high school graduation, Kyle joined WITF in 2008, providing audiences with current events from a youth perspective and created a platform for youth to voice their opinions and concerns on an established media forum.
In his teens, Kyle reported on the nationally-syndicated TV program, 'Teen Kids News.' Also, he appeared on WITF-TV's 'Smart Talk' and WPVI-TV's 'Youth Perspective.'
He was awarded the Free Spirit Student Scholar Award from USA Today founder, Al Neuharth.
Kyle graduated from Shippensburg University in December 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and splits his time between Chambersburg and Harrisburg.
Tom Russell - Chief Meteorologist
Tom joined the CBS 21 family as Chief Meteorologist in 2002. He is a well-traveled broadcaster having worked in cities from Maine to California and Florida to Pennsylvania. Tom has won many awards for his work including an Emmy and numerous AP Awards.
He is a big fan of PA weather with its four distinct seasons and the challenges that go with them. Tom has covered major weather events in Central Pennsylvania including the devastating Cambelltown tornado in 2004 as well as the record snowfall in 2010.
Tom is known for his involvement in the community. He is on the Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, works with CBS 21 helping the MDA, March of Dimes and other groups. And you can often find him in our schools teaching kids all about the weather.
With all it has to offer, Tom loves to call the midstate home. He believes that it is a great place to raise a family. Tom lives in Harrisburg with his wife and three daughters.
Tom is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association and holds seals of approval from both organizations.
Joel D Smith - Anchor
Joel D. Smith is an Emmy-award winning journalist, and co-anchor for CBS 21 News This Morning.
The Maryland native started his career in Pennsylvania (Chambersburg), then took his show on the road-- working as a reporter, anchor, and even sports anchor in places like Sioux Falls, Des Moines, Reading and Baltimore.
A proud graduate of the University of Maryland, Joel D. can be heard in College Park, Md., as a public address announcer for Terrapin Football home games.
Some memorable stories in Joel D.'s career include covering the shootings at the Amish school, and at Virginia Tech, the Iowa Caucuses, "Snow-mageddon, and the latest Ravens Super Bowl run.
For the last four years, Joel D. was known as the undisputed "live-shot champion of Baltimore" often doing 10 live shots for the morning show each day!
Joel D. is also a children's book author. He actually wrote the story Santa's Secret Deal while in a live truck :)
He's been living and commuting from central PA for the last decade: His wife, kids and car are happy, he's finally working much closer to home.
James Tully - Anchor/Reporter
James Tully is an anchor and reporter for CBS 21. He returns to the Susquehanna Valley following a stint in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the weekend sports anchor for KOKI FOX23.
As a York native, James is ecstatic about getting the opportunity to cover sports and news in the market where he grew up.
James majored in mass communications at York College of Pennsylvania, earning the H. LaMarr Rice award for excellence in public speaking. In 2008 James was an AEGIS Award winner at ABC3 in Winchester for a special feature on CNBC's Brian Sullivan.
The time he spent in Tulsa and in Winchester helped him understand the importance being a good storyteller, whether it be on the topic of news or sports.
The Midwest is known for its severe weather, and he's had several experiences chasing tornados and covering the destruction they leave behind. Most importantly, he's brought to light the bond a community can develop while recovering from that devastation.
Many consider Oklahoma to be one of the best sports markets in the country. James covered the Oklahoma City Thunder's run to the 2012 NBA Finals as well as Oklahoma State football's Fiesta Bowl win, the program's first ever BCS Bowl Championship. He also co-hosted "High School Football" tonight with Nathan Thompson, the area's only show dedicated entirely to high school football.
James founded the "Rebound from Abuse" charity basketball game to benefit a local shelter for abused women, the event continues to raise thousands of dollars for the cause.
In moving back to Pennsylvania, James brings with him one very important souvenir from Oklahoma, a dog he adopted from the animal welfare shelter. Dusty is a very healthy shepherd mix, who despite all his behavior problems is by far the best purchase James has ever made.
Charlie Gerow - Political Insider
Recently named as one of the Top 50 most influential Republicans in Pennsylvania by Politics Magazine, Charlie Gerow is the CEO of Quantum Communications, a Harrisburg based public relations and marketing firm.
In 2009 he was selected as one of the Top Ten Political Consultants in Pennsylvania by PA2010.com (Number four among Republicans and number one in Central PA).
Called Harrisburg's most politically well-connected conservative by Harrisburg Magazine, Charlie is a longtime Republican activist and conservative leader. Charlie serves on the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, the nations oldest and most prestigious conservative organization and on the Board of Directors and the National Council of Trustees of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Charlie co-founded the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, an annual gathering of the states conservative activists.
A graduate of the Villanova University School of Law, Charlie began his career on the campaign staff of President Ronald Reagan and has served as an Attorney, College professor (Dickinson, Lebanon Valley and Gettysburg Colleges) and been a Republican candidate for the United States Congress.
Charlie is the Republican political analyst for CBS 21 and regularly appears in both statewide and national media. He has been quoted in virtually every major newspaper in the country.
Elected as both a Delegate and an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention, Charlie has also been appointed as an Alternate Delegate-at-Large.
In 2003 he was appointed by the President of the United States to serve on the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission.
Charlie also serves as Chairman of the Alumni Council of the American Swiss Foundation and is a Founders Club member of the Reagan Alumni Association.
Tony May - Political Insider
Tony May is a partner and senior vice president at Triad Strategies, LLC, one of Pennsylvania's largest public affairs firms.
May joined Triad eight years ago and founded its strategic communications practice which now offers counsel and services to a wide range of clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Triad specializes in issues management, high stakes communication, message development, crisis communications and community change utilizing mass media, new media, coalition-building and grass roots strategies.
Before joining Triad, was executive vice president at Neiman Group, Central Pennsylvania's top consumer advertising agency, where he also built a successful social marketing and issues management practice. Starting as a newspaper and wire service reporter, editor and photographer, May also has served as press secretary and director of communications for two Pennsylvania Governors and as director of information and research for two Pennsylvania House Speakers.
He also was executive director of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee and oversaw scores of general and special election campaigns over a period of six years when the House was dominated by the Democratic Party. He later served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party over a three year period.
He is the former chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Television Network. He is a graduate of Kent State University and was recognized with its Outstanding Journalism Alumni Award in 1996.