Tom Kowalski joined the Erie News Now team as a multimedia journalist in June 2022 and is excited to be living in and learning about Erie.

He was born and raised in Long Island and went to school at the University at Buffalo (UB) where he majored in media study and journalism.

While at UB, Tom worked on film sets, wrote for the school newspaper, co-hosted three podcasts and was a troupe leader in his school’s improv club. He is also an Eagle Scout.

When not reporting, Tom enjoys comedy, going driving, hiking, skiing and playing video games with his cat.

He misses Long Island’s bagels and Buffalo’s wings.