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.
It's one of the busiest travel days of the year with almost half a million Philadelphia-area residents expected to hit the skies, rails and roads for Thanksgiving.
A 20-year-old Drexel University student was arrested after police say he was operating a drone over a protest in Center City Philadelphia.
Businesses are still recovering at a strip mall in the East Falls section of Philadelphia after a water main broke, dumping millions of gallons of waters in the parking lot.
A Delaware County family is looking for justice after their loved one was hit by a driver while she was crossing the street in front of her house.
One of the largest and best-known Veterans Day parades in the tristate area stepped off Friday morning in Delaware County.