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Clemson Smith-Muniz

Clemson Smith Muniz (Sportscaster.  Born, Washington, DC, Aug. 11, 1958.)  A former sportswriter for the Daily News, Clemson Lewis Smith Muniz has become one of the leading Spanish-language broadcasters and producers in the New York area.  Smith Muniz began broadcasting Knicks games in 1994 (WADO-1280 AM) and began calling the Jets in 2000.  In 2005, he […]

Mark Leary

Mark Leary (Sports editor. Born, Rome, NY, Sept. 19, 1954; died, Dabury, CT, Nov. 20, 2006.) Starting his career with several Florida newspapers, Joseph Mark Leary served as sports editor of several notable metropolitan New York-area dailies. Leary became deputy managing editor/sports for The Journal News in November 1997. He had previously been at two major […]

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.) […]

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