Marcus Hawkins

An 11-year veteran of journalism, Justin spent more than four of them covering national, state and local politics in Central Pennsylvania -- perhaps the most conservative area in the country.


Justin is an award-winning journalist who spent more than a decade working the trenches at several different newspapers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Wherever he went, he won local and national awards for his beat coverage, personality profiles and feature reporting. Justin's stories earned him a variety of honors, including an investigative journalism award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association in 2006.

High-profile reporting in 2005 earned him a spot as a guest correspondent on FOX News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" and MSNBC's "Live and Direct with Rita Cosby." He was also a contributor to a live radio news show in Los Angeles, Calif.

He's been interviewed on Sirius Satellite Radio's "The Blog Bunker" and his blogs appear regularly on the politics page at

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