Joe comes to Kentucky after spending most of the last decade just over the Ohio River in southern Illinois. Growing up in the Chicagoland area, Joe got his start in broadcasting doing football games for his high school’s TV station.

Political issues were never too far from his mind, though, and Joe was always curious about the chaos that surrounded the Chicago political scene, and the reporters who sorted through the clutter to inform people about what was important.

Joe eventually left to pursue a degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, staying in the area to cover politics for both radio and TV for several years. Finding out how policies lawmakers are enacting at the local, state and federal level has been the best part about his career so far, and that will only continue in Kentucky.

You can see Joe's reports nightly on Pure Politics. If you have story ideas for Joe, you can send him an email at joseph.ragusa@charter.com . You can also follow him on Facebook or Twitter,.