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Ross Wynkoop

Ross Wynkoop (Sports editor.  Born, Midland Park, NJ, Feb. 27, 1898; died, New York, NY, Apr. 25, 1958.)  Rossman H. Wynkoop was the first sports editor of the Bergen Evening Record of Hackensack, N.J., the paper now known as The Record.  After a year as a sportswriter and photographer at the Asbury Park (N.J.) Evening […]

Tara Sullivan

Tara Sullivan (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, June 20, 1968.)  In less than a decade, Tara Pauline Sullivan rose from a writer covering high school sports to the beat writer following the Football Giants.  Sullivan joined Newsday in 1993, handling the school beat, and moved in the middle of the following year to the Daily News.  […]

Bob Klapisch

Bob Klapisch (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 14, 1957.)  A former Columbia relief pitcher, Roberto Salvador Klapisch has covered New York baseball for three major newspapers since 1980.  Klapisch started at the New York Post, where he remained until 1987, rising from general assignment sportswriter to Yankees beat man.  He then spent six years […]

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 5, 1951.)  While he is best known as the racing writer for The Record of Hackensack, N.J., Michael Francis Farrell has also long been active in radio reporting.  Farrell has been the racing writer for The Record since 1988, covering the Triple Crown races and major events […]

Gerry de la Ree

Gerry de la Ree (Sports editor.  Born, Oradell, NJ, Sept. 7, 1924; died, Saddle River, NJ, Jan. 2, 1993.)  For nearly three decades, Giroux de Forest de la Ree was the adhesive that held together the sports staff of the Bergen Evening Record.  de la Ree joined what was then an afternoon paper on Main […]

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 […]

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 […]

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