It was a big homecoming for one of our former Berks Edition reporters.

69 News was at the Redner's in Wyomissing Thursday night as Joel D. Smith signed copies of his new children's book, "Santa's Secret Deal."

It's a story of an angry elf who tries to take the jingle out of Christmas.

Thursday morning Joel made a special visit to the 69 News studios for our Sunrise newscast.