An author with a deep background in newspapers and magazines, particularly sports, aiming to broaden my storytelling skills through quality content that generates traffic across a range of platforms.
St. John’s University
Bachelor of Science, Communications, 1991
Reporter for St. John’s Today, the school’s award-winning biweekly.
Sports Illustrated (2005-2007)
Staff writer: penned multiple cover stories, including my debut piece for the magazine.
Washington Post (2002-2005)
Staff writer: covered the Washington Redskins, considered the paper’s second-most important beat after that of the White House.
Seattle Times (1997-2002)
Beat reporter: covered the Seattle SuperSonics and the NBA with articles ranging from game stories to columns.
Starred in a weekly radio segment on Seattle’s top-rated station (KJR), sponsored by a local restaurant chain.
New York Daily News (1995-1997)
Staff writer: wrote features, and contributed to the paper’s daily coverage.
New York Times (1994-1995)
News clerk: assisted editors and writers with duties that included research.
My first article, published without a byline in the sports section, led to an appearance on NY1, the cable news channel. The development prompted theTimes to place me in its writing program, which comprised a handful of aspiring journalists. Soon enough, the section increased my responsibilities, including helping to select noteworthy books of the year.
Achievements and Awards
Wrote the New York Times bestseller, Parcells, an authorized biography of the Hall-of-Fame coach. Penguin Random House released the paperback edition in October of 2015. The 544-page book earned terrific reviews from critics as well as everyday readers. (Warren Buffett and President George W. Bush — both of whom make cameos in the bio — sent personal notes after receiving it.)
Was among a handful of Washington Post staffers recognized in 2005 by management, through a year-end bonus, for exceptional contributions to the paper.
Credited by Washingtonian magazine for "transforming” the Post’s coverage of the Redskins.
Captured first place in the 2003 Editorial Contest by the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association.
Awarded in 2002 by the National Basketball Writers Association for best feature — an annual competition that delivers a cash prize.
Awarded in 1999 by the National Basketball Writers Association for best game story of the season.
Miscellaneous Skills and Abilities
Created a multimedia website for Parcells in late 2014 that continues to generate traffic.
Experience in live interviews on national televison.
Have made numerous radio appearances, including on business-oriented stations.
Experience in live chats with readers on line, responding to coverage.
Despite a sportswriting background, have written about an eclectic mix of subjects and topics: profiling famous music artists, penning business-related articles and even contributing tocoverage on the 2004 presidential campaign (with the most-emailed article in the Washington Post that day).
Beyond full-time employment, have worked for numerous publications, including ESPN The Magazine, Fordham magazine and Newsday.
Interests and Hobbies
I’m an a stock market enthusiast, particularly in biotechnology. I plan to eventually explore comedy and screenwriting.
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