Steve Corbett, 60, lived most of his life in and around Central Pennsylvania, graduating from a rural Perry County high school in 1969. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974 with a B.S. in Community Development. After working a variety of jobs - bouncer, construction laborer, bill collector, prison counselor and boxing instructor, he broke into the newspaper business full-time as a reporter with the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre in 1985, where he won dozens of state journalism awards as a columnist as well as a national journalism award for service to the First Amendment. After moving to Santa Maria, California to take a columnist job with Pulitzer, he also covered the Michael Jackson child molestation trial for Sky news in Europe. Corbett won journalism awards in California and Nevada and moved to Scranton in 2006, where he lives with his wife, Stephanie.
Join Steve Corbett on a trip to Italy!
Join WILK talker Steve Corbett on a trip to Italy from October 4th - 12th!
This guided tour from AAA North Penn includes flights, hotels, select meals, and more! Visit places like Vatican Museums, Doges' Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, Academy of Fine Arts, Basilica of St. Francis, Roman Forum and Colosseum, and more!
Land in Venice on Day 1, visit Pisa's Leaning Tower and Cathedral on Day 3, see the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica on Day 6 and so much more. Enjoy guided tours, glassblowing demonstrations, local cuisine, and even have free time to explore anything you would like to see!
This is one experience you don't want to miss! The International trip to Italy's land & air price is $3,799 per person (double occupancy room) and is hosted by WILK's Steve Corbett.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Despite the leg irons, Bob Cordaro strolled into a Wilkes-Barre federal courtroom Monday like he was heading into the Playboy Mansion for the Dean Martin roast.
Bearing the weight of the 11 year federal sentence he's...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The director of the FBI in Washington calls his special operations team into his office because he's heard rumblings about political shenanigans in Scranton.
"So what else is new, boss," the agents say.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tom Wolf is afraid of the press.
Pennsylvania's new governor gets pale and weak-kneed at the mere mention of speaking off-the-cuff with newspaper reporters, editors and columnists as well as radio and television broadcast...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Cy Douaihy says he's angry.
The Scranton School District (SSD) board president must be upset that he won't get invited to the next family reunion because he says he doesn't recognize his own cousin. If that...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Raising our glasses that night in an East Scranton bar, we toasted "our Kathleen" Kane and her future political success. Smiling that big black Irish smile of hers, she seemed confident, smart and gutsy enough to pull off the...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Manic and bouncing like an unpredictable circus animal on a leash, accused killer Hugo Selenski seems to savor every moment in the public spotlight. Walking with the gait of a deranged fashion model on the catwalk, he oozes...
Monday, January 05, 2015
Hundreds of New York City cops Sunday turned their backs on their mayor, Bill de Blasio, at a funeral for one of their own, slain in the line of duty.
The mayor has blood on his hands, they howl, because he dared try to...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Hector was more than just a turkey.
For weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the live bird meandered up and down the streets of Tunkhannock, spreading a spirit of good old-fashioned fun throughout the little town.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
A few years ago I watched in horror as a television commercial showed a dull young woman dancing around the screen to a giddy pop music beat.
“You can go to college in your pajamas!” the announcer...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
When members of a federal special operations team captured accused cop killer Eric Frein, the highest-ranking Pennsylvania State Police officials agreed at a press conference that injuries to Frein’s face happened...