435 N. Michigan Avenue
Covers Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball for the Chicago Tribune.
University of Missouri, 1980. B.A. English. Chicago Tribune: Copy clerk, 1981; City Desk assistant, 1982-'84; Metro Reporter/Mike Royko legman, 1984-'87; Sports reporter, 1987-present. Baseball beat writer, Cubs and White Sox, 1994-present. Worked Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, preps and University of Illinois beats at Tribune. Covered World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, Special Olympics and other sporting events. Chicago chapter chairman, Baseball Writers Association of America. First-place, Illinois Press Association Sports Story of 2010 for "Ron Santo: Heart and soul of Cubs' fans."
Food, drink, sports, TV and Chicago neighborhood taverns. if you're watching a game involving a Chicago team, I'm probably watching it, too.