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 volunteered for two years 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 a member of First Universalist Church of Rochester.  I participate in several local reading and discussion groups.