Kovach came to The Writer in 2001; before that he was in newspapers for 24 years in a variety of roles, including reporter, copy editor, assistant metro editor, and features editor. His newspaper work included a dozen years at the Milwaukee Journal and later Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
At various times he has been an active freelance writer, with articles in The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications, and he has written extensively about jazz and books.
He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s degree in history from Cleveland State University.
He lives with his wife, Christine, in the Bay View section of Milwaukee, and they have two grown children. A longtime professional musician, he plays Hammond B-3 organ and electric piano with a variety of blues, R&B, and jazz musicians. He is also a voracious reader, sometime chef, and devoted cat-lover.