Joey DiGuglielmo has worked at daily and weekly newspapers, covering both hard news and features/entertainment, in a 20-year career that began, somewhat inauspiciously, writing weekly capsule reviews of movies and CDs for his hometown newspaper.
After a few months freelancing, he accepted a full-time position at The Journal. The 46-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., native lived and worked in and around Pittsburgh from 2002-2006 and worked at the Washington Blade, a nationally recognized LGBT paper, for the past nearly 14 years managing both its news and features departments at various times. His position was cut in July, 2020 due to COVID-19-induced revenue curtailments but he continues to write for the Blade on a freelance basis.
He has won many awards for his work, has had multiple stories "go viral," has had several pieces end up among the Blade's annual top 10 articles for web traffic and broke the record for most-viewed content in the paper's history in 2008.
He has also held successive part-time positions as director of music/organist at five mainline Protestant churches in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia since 1996.