Emmett McCall has been employed at the Times News since 1981, starting as a part-time office worker before eventually being hired as a full-time writer and paginator.
In 1999, he was promoted to the sports editor of several weekly newspapers at the Lehigh Valley Press, the sister company to the Times News, a position he held until 2003, when he was named the sports editor of the Times News.
As part of his daily responsibilities, Emmett covers and writes about local sporting events, edits copy, plans and lays out daily sports pages and does the scheduling for the Times News writers and photographers.
The majority of the sports department work centers on local athletes and teams. Because of this, Emmett has had the pleasure of covering state championship games in football, basketball, softball, volleyball and field hockey on the local levels, as well as had the opportunity to cover NBA games involving the Philadelphia 76ers, as well as Philadelphia Phillies baseball games.
Among the highlights of his years at the newspaper are covering World Series games, doing stories on United States Olympic athletes and interviewing sports legends Joe Montana and Jack Nicklaus.
Emmett is a huge fan of most professional and college team sports, but his passion is Notre Dame football (Go Irish).
Speaking of passions, Emmett is the proud father of triplet daughters, Madison, Darby and Avery, who are all currently attending college and playing Division III tennis.