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Joe Donatelli

News 5 Cleveland

Digital Director

Position: Digital Director of this here website

But that's not all: Also publishes the What Happened Now? newsletter


Birthplace: Mayfield Heights, Ohio

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

Previous Work Experience: Los Angeles magazine, Playboy, Scripps-Howard News Service, a few digital startups and many years of freelance writing.

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

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

Favorite Music: Wilco

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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