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Welcome to The Viewsroom with Jim 'Pfif' Pfiffer & Cat 'AWAC' White, where former Gannett journalists share their thoughts on news and entertainment issues of the day as well as reminisce about their time in the Elmira Star-Gazette newsroom.

Currently, Jim Pfiffer writes a (sometimes) weekly humor blog "Full of Wit," illustrated by artist and entrepreneur Filomena Jack of Filomena Jack Studios. That is, when he's not leading river canoe tours, playing with his rambunctious pooch, Kody, and enjoying the good life with his patient wife, Shelley. 

 

Born and raised in Elmira, NY, Cat White spent close to a decade in the Elmira Star-Gazette newsroom, learning a lot about her hometown, the surrounding communities and people she covered during her tenure. After moving to Austin, TX in 2010, Cat incorporated writing into her work for a statewide nonprofit for nurses before becoming Managing Editor of Southern Tier Life website and owner of BlakCat Media.


In every episode of The Viewsroom, Pfif and AWAC will sound off on current events, from the important to the insignificant, and sometimes there will be guests!

Thank you for checking us out!

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Personal photos provided by Catherine White, except for photo of Jim Pfiffer and Catherine White, which was taken by Ithaca artist Rachel Philipson for a Star-Gazette promotion. 

The Podcasts:

The Viewsroom with Pfif and AWAC, is a podcast featuring humorist and writer of the FullOfWit.com blog, Jim Pfiffer, and Catherine White, current Managing Editor of SouthernTierLife.com. Both are former Elmira Star-Gazette reporters who will offer their journalistic perspectives on a variety of topics. The podcasts will run once a month.

The Viewsroom on Zoom with Pfif & AWAC -- Episode 5: For the Love of Our Pets

Pfif and AWAC discuss the joys, comedy and chaos of pet ownership.

The Viewsroom on Zoom with Pfif & AWAC -- Episode 4: A Discussion with Elmiran, Corning businesswoman, and hiker Melanie Wood.

Cohosts and former Star-Gazette journalists Jim "Pfif" Pfiffer and Cat "AWAC" White talk to Melanie Wood, who plans to solo hike the Appalachian Trail in June 2024 in this episode of The Viewsroom.

The Viewsroom on Zoom with Pfif & AWAC -- Episode 3: AI, AI, Oh no!

Cohosts and former Star-Gazette journalists Jim "Pfif" Pfiffer and Cat "AWAC" White discuss the possible good and bad consequences of Artificial Intelligence in this episode of The Viewsroom.

The Viewsroom on Zoom with Pfif & AWAC, Episode 2: The Good, the Bad and the Woke finds cohosts Jim "Pfif" Pfiffer and Cat "AWAC" White talking about "wokeness", and more.

Former Elmira Star-Gazette journalists Cat "AWAC" White and Jim "Pfif" Pfiffer chat about stuff going on in Southern Tier, NY and around the world, offering their journalistic perspectives on a variety of topics.


This is the first episode of their monthly podcast series. 

Thank You to our sponsors, BlakCat Media and Reid Media Group Radio

More Media ...

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Read MORE Jim Pfiffer humor columns with illustrations by Filomena Jack at Jim's FullOfWit blog on Wordpress, or check out Southern Tier Life's Comedy Shop.

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Catch Cat White's vibe at Vibing with Cat White on Southern Tier Life.

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