About Phil Ebersole
I’m Philip Ebersole, a retired newspaper reporter in Rochester, N.Y.
I was born in 1936 and grew up in Williamsport, Md., a small town on the Potomac River. I attended the University of Wisconsin from 1952 to 1956, and then did two years voluntary service in the U.S. Army. I worked on my home town newspaper, The Daily Mail, in Hagerstown, Md., for 15 years as a reporter and one year as city editor. I then moved to Rochester, where I worked for four years as a copy editor and 20 years as a business news reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle. For 12 of those years, my main job was to cover Eastman Kodak Co., then our city’s dominant employer. I retired late in 1998.
I have been a Unitarian Universalist for virtually all my adult life. I am active in First Universalist Church of Rochester, where I lead a Sunday morning discussion group. I am active in the Greater Rochester Russell Set, an unofficial chapter of the Bertrand Russell Society, and participate in several other local reading and discussion groups.