200 E. Las Olas Blvd
7324 SW 9th Ct., Plantation, Fl., 33317
Fort Lauderdale, FL
After covering every major sports team in South Florida over the last 20 years, I am now the Florida Panthers beat writer, who I haven't regularly covered since the year of the rat in 1996 when they reached the Stanley Cup finals in their third year of existence. I've also covered tennis at every level for the Sun Sentinel over the past 15 years.
I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., near Coney Island amusement park, so while I love Nathan's hot dogs, I hate heights and roller-coasters, although my career has resembled one. After growing up in Long Island playing stickball and idolizing the Yankees, I graduated SUNY Albany with a business degree. After working in family businesses I went to Boston University graduate school to acquire a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism with the hopes of being the next Marv Albert. I eventually moved to Plantation with my wife Maria and two beautiful children, Jason and Sarah. I've worked for the late Hollywood Sun-Tattler, Stuart News and Dolphin Digest before settling in at the Sun Sentinel, where I've won Headline of the Year on the desk. In the last 10 years I've covered the Heat championship, the 2003 Marlins World Series title and the 11-5 Dolphins, before getting the Panthers' beat.
I am a fanatical tennis player who actually tapes the Australian Open at 2 a.m., and then watches it the next morning. I used to read Robert Ludlam and every espionage mystery book before life got in the way. I'm a lifelong Yankees and New York Giants fan who has adopted the Marlins, Heat, Dolphins, Panthers and Gators, because both my children went or go there. I love the built-in travel aspect of my job, and I watch far too much TV.