Award-winning journalist whose primary beat has always been sports. He once worked with top-tier publication USA Today as an op-ed writer.
He grew up in Queens, where both of his parents worked in education: his mother was a schoolteacher and his father was a principal.
He once received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, which is presented to a writer who demonstrates a significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
He had two children with his second wife, Margie, who became ill with breast cancer after their divorce.
He wrote numerous profiles on members of the sports industry, including heavyweight boxer, Muhammad Ali.