Writing about sports isn't what it used to be. Nowadays, a daily sports journalist has to be versed in business practices that include arbitration, free agency and salary-cap issues, broadening the range of expertise required. He set a standard by forming a broad range of contacts both within the team world and among agents and financial services providers to document how winning teams are built and nurtured. Such skills translate seamlessly into the corporate world. He also has reported internationally, in locales that include the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Australia and is conversant in Spanish and French.
After working for nearly 30 years in mainstream media, he is working to broaden his reach as a writer and content provider. He is working toward a certificate in UX writing, meaning he has a keen sense for micro-writing and how small word choices can make a major impact on the web. His interests include science and nature writing as well as business and cultural affairs. With a degree in political science, with an emphasis in political economy, he has a fascination with how markets move and a keen eye for history.
Received a master's from UC Berkeley's prestigious Graduate School of Journalism.
Over 30 years, worked in sports media publishing, including the newspaper world and web publishing. Worked in a variety of formats, from blogging to podcasting to video work.
Experience in all aspects of the sports world, including frequent appearances on 101 ESPN in St. Louis, the market's leading sports-talk station. Expertise over 30 years as a sports journalist has positioned me as an industry leader.
Taught journalism at Webster University and helped guide the student-run Webster Journal to unprecedented recognition during awards season. Has written about education, largely through the sense of intercollegiate athletics and the interplay of academics and athletics.
A leading voice in crafting strong profiles of the movers and shakers of the sports world, he can bring the same reporter's eye and writer's ear to your project. Among the profiles that have made national ripples are deep dives into the personalities of such figures as superstar baseball players Vladimir Guerrero and Mike Trout as well as Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley, one of the few members of Cherokee Nation ever to pitch in the major leagues. Any biographical project you sign him up for will be executed with detail and precision, presenting a narrative that moves briskly and packs a punch.