Joe Posnanski is National Columnist for NBC Sports, where he writes about more or less every sport. Before that he was Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated and columnist for The Kansas City Star. He also worked at Sports on Earth, The Cincinnati Post, The Augusta Chronicle and The Charlotte Observer. He cannot keep a job
He has written four books, including New York Times No. 1 Paterno and bestsellers The Secret of Golf, The Machine and The Soul of Baseball. He currently is writing a book about Harry Houdini and his impact on the today’s world.
Posnanski has won a bunch of awards and never lets anyone forget it. The photo above is of the personalized muppet he won for being named best sportswriter at the Blogs 4 Balls Conference. He has been named national sportswriter of the year by the National Sports Media Association, was twice named national columnist of the year by the Associated Press Sports Editors, and three times won the National Headliner Award. He has won an Eddy Gold Award and an Emmy Award. The Baseball Bloggers Alliance has named its writer of the year award after him.
He grew in Cleveland, spent the bulk of his adult life in Kansas City and now lives in Charlotte with his wife Margo, their two daughters Elizabeth and Katie and their dog Westley, named for the hero in “The Princess Bride.” They are sick of him writing about them all the time. Especially the dog.