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.