Robert J. Dvorchak worked as a journalist for nearly fifty years, including eight years as a New York City–based national writer for the Associated Press. During the First Iraq War, he was a war correspondent assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, whose commanding general called him the “Ernie Pyle of Desert Storm.”
A 1972 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English literature, Dvorchak has covered such stories as the original outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, the Three Mile Island accident, the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco, the Jeffrey Dahmer serial killings, the first World Trade Center bombing, the Oklahoma City bombing, three Super Bowls, two Stanley Cup finals, and two World Series.
An Army veteran, Dvorchak has authored five books, including Drive On, a journal about his personal experiences in Desert Storm. The recipient of numerous writing awards, he is a native of Uniontown, PA, and was inducted into the inaugural class of the Uniontown Area High School Hall of Fame in 2013. Now residing in Penn Hills, he is married and has two daughters and five granddaughters.
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