Colin McNickle, a Colerain native (a 1976 graduate of Martins Ferry High School and a 1980 graduate of Ohio University), has been a senior fellow and media specialist at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy in Pittsburgh since October 2016. McNickle began his journalism career at The Times Leader in 1976 in Martins Ferry, later working for the Wheeling News-Register. He also worked at area radio stations. In 1984, McNickle was named bureau chief for United Press International in Morgantown, W.Va. He also served as UPI's Pennsylvania broadcast editor, Pittsburgh bureau chief regional broadcast editor for the Northeastern U.S., and in 1991, joined The Associated Press in Pittsburgh. One of the founding editors of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, he worked there for 22 years beginning in 1994. And, yes, McNickle is the same person that Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife or 2004 Democrat presidential nominee John Kerry, told to "Shove it!" in Boston the night before the party's nominating convention began.