I started working in radio at age 16. A small radio station near my home had lost a couple of announcers in the same week. A friend of mine recommended me as someone who could do a good job there. The school bus would drop me off at the station; and I was on the air from 4pm until 7pm. I continued working in radio part-time though high school and college. Upon graduation from college, I got a job at a radio station in Elkton, Maryland, and moved to Maryland. A couple years later I got a weekend job in Baltimore and I have been here ever since.
Since 1979 I have been covering news in Baltimore and Maryland, covering local issues and state government. The news portion of my broadcasting career began as News Director at WLPL (92.3FM) in 1979, and continued through my work at WYPR (88.1FM) until July 2009, when I left so I could begin to run for the House of Delegates in the 42nd District.