TJ Engle is one of the part-time sports writers of the Times News. He began his career with the company in 1999, serving as an intern during the fall sports season and then as a part-time writer until 2003.
TJ left the Times News to explore other options in the sports writing field, but after three years, returned to his roots as a sports writer and rejoined the sports department staff.
TJ attended East Stroudsburg University, where he received a bachelor's degree in physical education with a concentration in sports management.
Although his primary duty at the Times News is covering local high school student-athletes, TJ has had the opportunity to also cover numerous Penn State football games and NASCAR races at Pocono Raceway in the past. Among the numerous stars and legends he has interviewed are Joe Paterno, Larry Johnson Jr., Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.
TJ has one son, Wyatt James, who is just as much of a sports enthusiast as he is. He also hopes that maybe someday in the future, he will get the chance to cover games that Wyatt might play at the high school level.