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Frank Deford, Sports Speaker

Frank Deford

    • Award-Winning Sports Journalist
    • Author, and NPR Commentator
Fee Range

$10,000 - $15,000

Travels From

Connecticut

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FRANK DEFORD: Deford is an award-winning sports journalist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine. He offers his commentaries on the sports world to National Public Radio (NPR) listeners every Wednesday during NPR's newsmagazine Morning Edition®. Covering a broad spectrum of issues including sport as culture, sport in society, and occasionally an inside-sports commentary, Deford frequently goes beyond merely recapping specific games or heralding great athletic plays. His witty and honest writing helps audiences relate sports to the larger world. Called the world's greatest sportswriter by GQ Magazine, Deford has been voted Sportswriter of the Year six times by his peers at the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. In addition, Deford has been twice named U.S. Magazine Writer of the Year by the Washington Journalism Review and earned an Emmy for his coverage of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Deford has also been a sports commentator for NBC and CNN. He is the author of several movie and television scripts, and 10 books, including Everybody's All American and Alex,The Life of a Child, a memoir about his daughter, who died of cystic fibrosis. 901-754-9404.

  • Sports: The Hype and the Hypocrisy
    Frank Deford provides a provocative look at the sports industry from multiple angles. By using personal anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of writing and reporting about sports and sports personalities, he gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the industry from his unique and varied perspective.          
  • Journalism: Sports and Beyond
    As someone who has been an author, magazine writer, and radio and television commentator, journalist Frank Deford explains changes in the full spectrum of the business - with emphasis on sports.

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