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, May 12, 2015
The man appeared suddenly at my front screen door last night.
"Corbett!' yelled the big man. "Corbett!"
Then he rang the bell. I didn't recognize him at first and wasn't sure if he was friend or foe. I opened the door,...
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
When my father Shamus was growing up in Scranton during the Depression, maybe he swam below the "cut" in the Lackawanna River where his dad dug bootleg coal. If so, I doubt that my father or his nine brothers and sisters had real...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Daddy Kane and Mommy Kane worked very hard over the years to raise Baby Kane. As a result, Baby Kane – also known as Jared Martin Kane – raised quite a bit of Caine of his own.
Back in 2010 Baby Kane told...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Shining solid gray in the warm spring dusk, the Rodham family headstone toppled sometime over the weekend near the edge of Scranton’s Washburn Cemetery.
How the heavy stone fell remains a mystery.
Did fanatics drag...
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Washed up mob movie actor Paul Sorvino needs a nickname.
After his sniveling performance on my show last week, his feigned outrage over the fate of his latest film was less than memorable. Sorvino’s real-life role as...
Monday, March 16, 2015
A spokeswoman for Vice President of the United Stated Joe Biden told me Friday that our scrappy kid from Scranton does not have time to talk with me on the air for 10 minutes today or tomorrow about the Lackawanna County...
Monday, March 02, 2015
Mysterious Ireland beckons us for our next Irish adventure as sure as that young woman by the lake beckoned me that soft Irish night so many years ago – 43 years to be exact.
I sometimes see her when I close...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The green clenched fist at the center of a white triangle mountain makes it clear that the fight is on. The powerful symbol of “Friends of Lackawanna” says they’ll defend their community and go one...
Thursday, February 05, 2015
In a voice soft with contrition, Father Leo McKernan confessed.
“Poor judgment on my part,” he said when we spoke on the phone.
Now the good people of the parish of St. Monica in West Wyoming must decide...
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...