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Richard Sandomir

Richard Sandomir (Sportswriter.  Born, New Hyde Park, NY, Sept. 4, 1957.)  Among the first reporters to regularly write on the business side of sports, Richard Elliott Sandomir broke in as a financial reporter for Newsday in April 1982.  Almost exactly 10 years later, Sandomir went to The New York Times, where he is a television sports [...]

Tom Keegan

Tom Keegan (Sportswriter.  Born, Rochester, NY, Mar. 22, 1959.)  After nearly two decades as a sportswriter, Thomas Joseph Keegan became the co-host of a New York sports radio talk show.  Following his graduation from Marquette, Keegan began his sportswriting career with the Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.) in 1981.  He moved to Chicago, Ill., [...]

Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica (Sportswriter. Born, Oneida, NY, May 11, 1952.) From his start on a Boston alternative weekly, Michael Lupica became one of the best-known New York columnists of his era. Lupica, starting in 1977, was with the Daily News for all but two years, though he wrote for four other dailies during his career. As [...]

Johnette Howard

Johnette Howard (Sportswriter.  Born, Pittsburgh, PA, Dec. 13, 1959.)  A 17-year career during which she built a national reputation for excellence preceded Johnette Patrice Howard upon her arrival at Newsday as a featured columnist.  Howard began with the Detroit (Mich.) Free Press in 1982, covering the N.B.A. Pistons.  During her seven years there, she became [...]

Dave D’Alessandro

Dave D’Alessandro (Sportswriter.  Born, Paterson, NJ, Apr. 1, 1958.)  Considered the leading pro basketball writer in New Jersey, David Frank D’Alessandro became the N.B.A. writer at The Record of Hackensack in 1983.  With the formation of The National Sports Daily in 1990, D’Alessandro left The Record to join Frank Deford’s staff.  Following the closure of [...]

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