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 28, 2015
Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Tom Kelly calls the racial slur he wrote on Facebook “an old joke.”
But some people aren’t laughing.
On February 9, in response to a post on a friend’s Facebook...
Monday, June 15, 2015
From where she stood in the golden sunshine of a brilliant New York morning, Hillary Rodham, Clinton made a solemn promise - to make America better for everyday Americans.
We all stand to share in that promise simply because...
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
If honor is everything, Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright is nothing.
Deceit frames his tenure as a public servant. Dishonesty characterizes the temple of city services he rules like a villain in a cheap martial arts...
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...
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...
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...