New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Colin Stephenson

Colin Stephenson (Sportswriter.  Born, Jamaica, W.I., Jan. 27, 1964.)  A journalism major at St. John’s, Colin Andrew Stephenson began his professional career as a news reporter at the Courier-News (Bridgewater, N.J.) in 1987.  Stephenson switched to sports in 1988 and moved to the Asbury Park Press in 1989.  At the Press, he was a ubiquitous N.H.L. […]

Red Hoffman

Red Hoffman (Sportswriter.  Born, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 12, 1918; died, Plainfield, NJ, May 21, 2005.)  The leading New Jersey golf expert for more than a half-century, Arthur Kyle Hoffman started at the Newark Evening News, then the largest newspaper in the state, in November 1946.  Hoffman remained with the News until it closed Aug. 30, […]

Bob Harding

Bob Harding (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Dec. 10, 1931; died, Baldwin, MD, Aug. 11, 1992.)  As a versatile writer who covered most college sports and was the first public relations chief for the International Soccer League in the Polo Grounds (1960), Robert T. Harding spent much of his career as the racing writer for […]

Al Picker

Al Picker (Sportswriting.  Born, Newark, NJ, Apr. 8, 1932.)  In a career reaching over a half-century, Alvin Picker became easily the most honored tennis writer in New Jersey history.  Beginning while a student on a part-time basis, Picker continuously covered tennis for The Star-Ledger of Newark from 1954 to 2005.  He became the paper’s tennis […]

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