John Pirsos joined the 7 News team in September 2020. He was born and raised in northern New Jersey and graduated from Seton Hall University in 2018 with a major in broadcasting and a minor in journalism. In May 2020, he received his master’s degree in communications from New York Institute of Technology.
While at Seton Hall, John covered Seton Hall’s athletic programs for the student-run radio station. In grad school, he worked in the athletic department, broadcasting all of the team’s games, interviewing players and coaches, and emceeing the department’s functions. But now he is excited to make the transition to news reporting.
In his free time, John likes to work out at the gym, watch sports and listen to classic rock.
Monday marked the year anniversary of New York state’s first coronavirus case. A year later, we can report there are record numbers of vaccines flowing into the north country - a trend that is expected to continue.
Snowmobilers spent Sunday in the Town of Greig carving up the track at High Voltage Hills, a motocross track turned snocross track, for the first time this winter since Nick Zielinski started this business four years ago.
This week’s snow and ice storms in Texas have left millions without power. We spoke with some former north country residents who are now living in Texas and some of them are still in the dark, but others’ situations are improving.
Jefferson County held its first clinic at its new mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Jefferson Community College. Officials will work through a backlog of people first, but the hope is this becomes one-stop-shopping for people who need the vaccine.
After our story last week where families complained to Jefferson County that the Carthage Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing wasn’t talking with them during a COVID outbreak, the center changed things up and it appears to be helping.