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Philip Matthew Potempa

Philip Matthew Potempa, American journalist, columnist, communications educator. Recipient Reporting award, Hoosier State Press Association, 1995, Associated Press Managing Editors, 1997. Board directors Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, Indiana Performing Arts Hall of Fame; Member of Indiana History Society, Society Professional Journalists (award 1996), Chicago Headline Club (board directors).

Background

  • Potempa, Philip Matthew was born on August 13, 1970 in San Pierre, Indiana, United States. Son of Chester John and Peggy Louise Potempa.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Valparaiso University, 1992.

    Career

    • Arts and entertainment reporter Vidette-Messenger Newspaper, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1991-1995, Times Newspaper Northwest Indiana, Munster, since 1995. Adjunct professor communications Valparaiso University, since 1997. Arts and entertainment correspondent South Bend (Indiana) Tribune, since 1993.

      Professor communications Purdue University, Westville, Indiana, since 1998. Radio commentator WLJE-FM, Indiana, since 2002. Correspondent Indianapolis Star Newspaper, since 2003.

      Contributing commentator WYIN-Public Broadcasting Service television, since 2007, WMAQ-NBC television, since 2007.

    Works

    • More From the Farm
    • Readers enjoy Philip Potempa's recipe column in The Times Newspaper because each weekly installment includes all the right ingredients for great reading: a dash of nostalgia, a pinch of narration and two-parts interesting real-life personalities combined with colorful characters.
    • Co-author: It's a Wonderful Life: A Memory Book, 2003. Author: From the Farm, 2004, More From the Farm, 2007, Further From The Farm, 2010. Actor: (films) Public Enemies.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, Indiana Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Member of Indiana History Society, Society Professional Journalists (award 1996), Chicago Headline Club (board directors).

    Personality

    Interests

    Collecting historical autographs.

    Connections

    • father: Chester John
    • mother: Peggy Louise Potempa
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    Born August 13, 1970
    (age 46)
    Nationality
    • 1992
      Valparaiso University
    • 1991 - 1995
      Arts and entertainment reporter Vidette-Messenger Newspaper
      Valparaiso, Chile
    • 1995
      Arts and entertainment reporter Vidette-Messenger Newspaper
      Munster, Indiana, United States
    • 1997
      adjunct professor, communications Valparaiso University