Pete Skiba, police and fire reporter

Pete Skiba, police and fire reporter

Pete Skiba joined The Albany Herald in June, 2009. Journalism is a second career for the former business owner and native of New Jersey.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications from Rutgers University in 1999. Previously, he had graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor's in American studies.

Pete has worked at newspapers in Pennsylvania, California, North Carolina and Florida. His awards include:

2007 Daily Deadline, Gold Medal Public Service, Third Place; Florida Society of Newspaper Editors;

2004 Feature Story Writing, First Place, Business Writing, First Place, Environmental Story, Third Place; Florida Press Association;

2003 Religion Writing, Third Place; Florida Press Association;

2000 Local Spot News, California Newspaper Association;

1999 Local Spot News, Second Place Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists.