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Marty Lader

Marty Lader  (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, Jan. 29, 1936.)  During his 33-year career at U.P.I. (1960-93), Martin Lader became a leading wire service authority on tennis, regularly covering the U.S. Open and other major events.  Lader began at what was then United Press in 1956 as an agate clerk.  (The organization became U.P.I. in 1958 when […]

Marty Noble

Marty Noble (Sportswriter.  Born, The Bronx, NY, June 25, 1948.)  One of the most knowledgeable baseball writers of his era, Martin Walter Noble began his career with The Herald-News in Passaic, N.J., in Aug. 1970.  Noble then spent over eight years at The Record in Hackensack, N.J. (1972-81), going on the baseball beat in 1974.  […]

Charlie McGill

Charlie McGill (Cartoonist. Born, Englewood, NJ, Dec. 25, 1923.) A skilled artist with an impish sense of humor, Charles LeRoy McGill produced sports cartoons for The Record of Hackensack, N.J., for more than four decades. McGill joined the Bergen Evening Record part-time in 1954, spent two years in the U.S. Army (1957-58), and returned to […]

Jack O’Connell

Jack O’Connell (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 4, 1948.)  Primarily a baseball writer for more than three decades, John William O’Connell became the national secretary-treasurer of the B.B.W.A.A. in 1993.  O’Connell started his sportswriting career with the Suffolk Sun on Long Island in 1967.  When that paper folded, he went to the Rochester (N.Y.) […]

Don Burke

Don Burke (Sportswriter.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Jan. 29, 1956.)  Donald Brendan Burke has covered baseball and basketball for two major New Jersey newspapers.  Burke started his career in Nov. 1981 with the Milwaukee Journal and then moved to ABC-TV Sports in Sept. 1988.  He went back to Milwaukee as a sportswriter for the Sentinel for […]

Filip Bondy

Filip Bondy (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 3, 1952.)  Best known for his whimsical columns from Wimbledon during the tennis fortnight there and his “Bleacher Creature” features on Yankee Stadium fans, Filip Joseph Bondy brings a unique perspective to Daily News readers.  Bondy is a skilled and experienced reporter who has covered football, pro […]

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