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Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Dave Zirin, in partnership with Sirius XM Radio, has re-branded his weekly show Edge of Sports Radio for Pro Player Insiders. He is an award-winning, nationally-recognized sports journalist and political commentator, the author of several New York Times best sellers, documentary film producer and frequent guest on television.
Winner of Sport in Society and Northeastern University School of Journalism’s 2011 ‘Excellence in Sports Journalism’ Award, Dave Zirin is Nation Magazine’s first sports writer in 150 years of existence and is a columnist for SLAM Magazine and the Progressive. His writing has also appeared in Vibe Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, New York Newsday, the Baltimore Sun, the Pittsburgh Courier, The Source, and numerous other publications.
His books include The John Carlos Story, Bad Sports: How Owners are Ruining the Games We Love, A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports and What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States. A People’s History of Sports forms the basis of a documentary co-written and narrated by Zirin called Not Just A Game: Power, Politics and American Sports.
Zirin has brought his blend of sports and politics to multiple television programs including NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, ESPN’s Outside the Lines, MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, ESPN Classic, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CNN, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Comcast Sports Network’s Washington Post Live, C-SPAN’s BookTV, and Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. He has also been on numerous national radio programs including National Public Radio’s Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, and All Things Considered. Zirin has debated FOX Sports president Ed Goren on college football’s Bowl Championship Series for National Public Radio, Bridgestone Firestone President Dan Adomitis in the pages of the Los Angeles Times on whether his company should be the “official tire of the Super Bowl” while in court for using child labor in Liberia, and the issue of steroids in sports with Jose Canseco and John Rocker.
Twitter: @EdgeofSports | Website: http://www.edgeofsports.com