Multimedia Personality Pete Scalia Launches PSNeverGiveUp Movement

Former news anchor and chronic illness advocate creates to inspire, entertain and inform
By: PSNeverGiveUp
CINCINNATI - Oct. 7, 2020 - PRLog -- After working as a morning news anchor and local TV personality for more than 15 years, Pete Scalia is putting his heart and soul into launching PSNeverGiveUp — a multimedia movement to entertain, inform, and inspire others by sharing uplifting "Never Give Up" moments. 

Pete was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis at age 30. After four major joint replacements, he and his wife subsequently endured years of fertility issues. The media professional, now a father of three, has always considered it a responsibility to educate and inspire others to never give up. "Everyone has had at least one 'Never Give Up' moment in their life," Pete says. "It could be mental, physical, emotional or spiritual. A moment that, when it seems all hope is lost, something just clicks."

Central to this movement is the PSNeverGiveUp Podcast. "I'll be interviewing guests -- some internationally-known, some everyday people -- but always inspiring and entertaining," Scalia explains. It will also feature corresponding videos, music, an engaging social media community, and a curated shop. In the future, Scalia plans to launch a PSNeverGiveUp Foundation to help others with chronic illnesses with their family planning options.

Those interested in learning more and being a part of the movement can subscribe for free at


A consummate performer and entertainer, Pete Scalia has more than 25 years of professional multimedia experience – as a morning news anchor, television host and public speaker. He has also appeared in many corporate and commercial projects as an on-camera spokesperson, and has lent his character voices to a number of video games and animation projects. (He also does a mean "Homer Simpson" impression, which he used to woo his wife Amy on the night they met!)

Pete stepped away from broadcasting for a few years to tour as a professional musician – opening for classic rockers Ted Nugent and Bad Company, and playing keyboards for nationally touring funk artist Freekbass – produced by legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Bootsy Collins. Music is still a big part of Pete's life – Working through the challenges and deformities brought on by his RA, Pete still writes, plays and sings music – including the annual Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash with his dad and their band Snidely Whiplash.

Pete is actively involved in many local and national Arthritis Foundation events, serving as emcee of the first-ever National Virtual Walk to Cure Arthritis in 2020 and the annual Conference of Champions "Evening of Honors" in Baltimore, Maryland (2018) and Atlanta, Georgia (2019). Locally, Pete volunteers his time supporting numerous Arthritis Foundation events, including the nationally-recognized Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In.

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