Author and Commentator
Author and commentator, Frank Deford is among the most versatile of American writers. His work has appeared in virtually every medium. Mr. Deford is the author of seventeen books, his newest, Over Time: My Life As A Sportswriter as published in 2012.
On radio, Mr. Deford may be heard as a commentator every Wednesday on Morning Edition, on National Public Radio and, on television, he is a regular correspondent on the HBO show, RealSports with Bryant Gumbel. In magazines, Mr. Deford is Senior Contributing Writer at Sports Illustrated. Moreover, two of Deford's books - the novel, Everybody's All-American, and Alex: the Life of a Child, his memoir about his daughter who died of cystic fibrosis - have been made into movies. Another of his books, Casey On The Loose, is being turned into a Broadway musical.
Mr. Deford is a graduate of Princeton University, where he has taught American Studies.
As a journalist, Frank Deford has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. Mr. Deford was voted by his peers as U.S. Sportswriter of The Year six times.