Chris Imperiale, Managing Editor
Chris Imperiale covers legal sports betting and casino gambling in the Northeast US. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff at Bleacher Report.
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Corey Sharp, Lead Writer
Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.
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Hill Kerby, Writer
Hill Kerby comes from a background of poker, sports and psychology. He brings all of that expertise into his writing, where he contributes content in the growing legalized sports betting, online casino and gambling industry.
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Nathan Frederick, Writer
Nathan Frederick is an award-winning writer with more than 1,000 published bylines and two decades of journalism experience. His work has won awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Keystone Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has also authored three books, one of which debuted as an Amazon No. 1 New Release.
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Brian Cross, Writer
Brian Cross is a freelance writer who studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati. Brian cut his teeth at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly as a contributing writer for over 10 years. He grew up tagging along to the horse track with dad on the weekends, and still picks horses based on the color of their silks.
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Dave Bontempo, Writer
Dave Bontempo, a multiple national award-winning boxing commentator and writer, authors NFL betting columns for the Press of Atlantic City and IGaming Player, among others. He extensively covers legal New Jersey and Pennsylvania sports betting and is also an on-camera personality for Eagles betting content in the Catena Media network.
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Ian St. Clair, Content Manager
Ian St. Clair manages the sites for some of the biggest gambling markets in the US, including PlayPennsylvania. He has covered the sports betting and gambling industry since early 2020 and is now leading the charge in the most influential markets to potentially launch online casinos. A University of Northern Colorado graduate, he also has over a decade of journalism experience covering college and professional athletics. He and his wife’s three cats secretly run their house, including brothers Cheech and Chong.
Valerie Cross, Analyst
Valerie Cross oversees content for Catena Media’s Play-branded sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan and has covered poker and the legal gambling industry since 2016. Valerie got her BA at Furman University and has MA and PhD degrees in language education from Indiana University.
Dustin Gouker, Analyst
Dustin Gouker has been a journalist for more than 15 years, working as a reporter, editor and designer — including stops at The Washington Post and the D.C. Examiner.
Eric Ramsey, Analyst
Eric is a reporter and writer covering poker, sports betting, and DFS. He comes from a poker background, formerly on staff at PokerNews and the World Poker Tour.
Bill Gelman, Former Contributor
Bill Gelman is a veteran sports writer based just outside of Philadelphia and not too far from the Jersey Shore. Bill covers the legal gambling industry including sports betting, online casinos and Atlantic City casino news.
Martin Harris, Former Contributor
Martin Harris is a writer and teacher who has reported on poker, online gambling, and sports betting since the mid-2000s. Once a full-time academic (Ph.D., English), he currently teaches part-time in the American Studies program at UNC Charlotte. In 2019, his book Poker & Pop Culture was published by D&B Books.
Katie Kohler, Former Contributor
Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist. She is the Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania and covers the Pennsylvania gambling industry with an emphasis on sports betting, online casino/poker and the lottery.
Derek Helling, Former Contributor
Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Chicago. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.