John Rawlins' reporting has had a measurable impact on the community. Mr. Rawlins played an instrumental role in exposing an employment service scam, which promised jobs that never materialized. His series of reports on the design deficiencies of bullet-proof vests resulted in the Philadelphia Police Department upgrading its vests. He also investigated prescription trends for the addictive drugs "Quaaludes"; and those reports prompted a federal probe leading to the introduction of legislation making the manufacture, sale and use of Quaaludes illegal in Pennsylvania.
Before beginning his investigative reporting for WAVE-TV, Rawlins was the station's educational/general assignment reporter. While at WAVE-TV in Louisville, Rawlins received a number of awards, including a first place in investigative journalism for the Louisville Press Association for his series "Kentucky Coal: A Matter of Crime," in which he exposed a multimillion dollar coal fraud scheme.
He served as a weekend anchor/reporter for WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky prior to joining WAVE-TV. John received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Kentucky. John was born in Washington D.C. He is married and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs.
John Rawlins reports on how people down at the Jersey shore are spending Memorial Day.
Plenty of people spent Sunday soaking up the sun in Atlantic City - a sign things are looking up for the struggling gambling town.
With plenty of great weather, sand and fun - the Memorial Day weekend is in full swing at the Jersey shore.
Bridges along a popular route to the New Jersey shore are undergoing emergency repairs.
More than 600 jobs at Philadelphia International Airport are up for grabs. On Tuesday, dozens of employers offering those jobs were at Temple University looking for qualified employees to hire.