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, July 15, 2014
Hold the sprinkles, Bitty Bill.
On second thought, scoop away.
The good people of Moosic need all the cash you can carry to help pay back the almost $400,000 you stole from the volunteer fire company where you once...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Looking up on Monday afternoon, I marveled at the downright majesty of the brightly painted ceiling in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives chamber. Symbols of democracy and honor filled my mind with humble...
Monday, May 05, 2014
With each passing day, admitted gangster and multi-millionaire commercial real estate developer Rob Mericle gets closer and closer to prison.
Not the one he built, mind you, but one where, starting next month, he will...
~~Tuesday, April 22, 2014
In Japanese lore, the seven samurai defended a village of peasants against all odds.
In a way, samurai were cops, disciplined guardians of the peace willing to fight and die for what was right.
Good cops are always...
~~Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Karate legend Chuck Norris had nothing on Scranton Mayor and self-proclaimed martial arts master Bill Courtright when the alleged 8th-degree black belt leaped into action at a St. Patrick’s Day parade beer bash gone bad...
~~Thursday, March 20, 2014
No telephone message.
No response to legitimate requests for an interview with my congressman, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright.
And that’s no way to treat a voter - not to mention that I’m an elder...
~~Tuesday, March 11, 2014
London’s calling from “across the pond,” as the young woman television researcher puts it in her emails from England.
They’re interested in Betty Wolsieffer’s murder, she says, mostly in...
~~Wednesday, January 30, 2014
Looks like young Robert Casey drove his political career straight into a brick wall.
Or did he?
Maybe in the long run few Scranton voters will care that the All-American boy with the Irish-American grin, the high...