Dan Friedell, a freelance writer, video field producer, sports broadcast “score bug” operator and more, has covered athletic events around the world for over a decade. That includes four Olympics and events ranging from Babe Ruth league baseball in the Boston suburbs to pro cycling in the hills above Valencia, Spain. He’s covered basketball games in Madison Square Garden and Monday Night Football in Philadelphia. He’s also written hundreds of stories about high school sports in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Northern Virginia.
Dan prides himself in telling good stories. Whether the subject is a freshman cross-country runner or an NFL tight end, he cuts through the play-by-play and gets to the story behind the athlete. She won a race or he scored the winning touchdown: but what makes these people unique and more than just a box score component? If you read Dan’s work, you will find out.
Dan has an undergraduate degree in American Studies and Journalism from Brandeis University, a Master’s degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and taught journalism as an adjunct at the University of Maryland. He also tutors high school students in Virginia on writing projects and advises on college admissions essays.
His work appears regularly in ESPN the Magazine and been carried by the Associated Press and The Sports Network news services. Earlier in his career as an editor at USA Today and MLB.com, he regularly contributed news updates, blog items and feature stories and photo galleries.
This site showcases the best of his work.
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