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Joe Donatelli

News 5 Cleveland

Digital Director

Birthplace: Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Education: The Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Current Position/Job Duties: Digital Director of this here website

Previous Work Experience: Los Angeles magazine, Playboy, Scripps-Howard News Service and many years freelance writing. Of all those, Scripps-Howard News Service had the nicest grotto.

Joined News 5: In 2017, well after the 2016 World Series, the NBA title and the RNC because timing is not my strong suit.

Email: joe.donatelli@wews.com

Twitter: @joedonatelli

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joe.donatelli1/

Favorite Sports Teams: Lifeling Browns, Indians and Cavs fan, with the deep psychological scars to prove it

Favorite Music: Wilco

Favorite Movie: The Quiet Man

Favorite Program: The Simpsons (1988-2001)

Favorite Book: The Watchmen

Favorite Food: Hot wings. Any buffet. I'm very fancy.

Hobbies & Interests: I make hot sauce, some of it edible.

Hidden Talent: I did improv in L.A. for eight years, but there's no proof I had any talent, so I am afraid I am unable to answer this question honestly.

Something most people don't know about me: I once had hair.

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