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, 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 squawked.
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 before...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The hunt and I grew distant.
After vacation and eight days out of the country, I returned to work only to forget how to pronounce accused cop killer and fugitive Eric Frein’s last name. Is it Frein that rhymes with...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
All roads lead to Eric Frein.
Sadly, he’s never there when we arrive.
Flags will one day soon return to full mast for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and, when writing about the 31-year-old...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
My critics claim that I’m more psycho than psychic, but I’ll predict that if my congressman calls the show today he’ll act like everything’s okay between us, that he’s happy to talk with...
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...