With a degree in journalism and communications, Barry Ernest honed his skills as an investigative reporter and features writer at newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania.It was a tip from a friend in 1967 that started Mr. Ernest looking for answers to the John Kennedy assassination. The result of those lengthy efforts is THE GIRL ON THE STAIRS. His study of this subject over the years has led him to the witnesses of Dallas as well as the documents of the National Archives. He has appeared on numerous radio talk shows and, ironically enough, has been featured in countless newspaper interviews. He also provided research and investigative services for several noted authors on the assassination, including David Lifton, Penn Jones Jr., and Harold Weisberg, the latter considered to have been the leading authority on this case.Mr. Ernest now lives with his wife in Harrisburg, Pa., where he continues to research, write, and maintain his blog while answering the many questions he is asked about the assassination and its missing witness.