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Name  Ira Berkow

Role  Reporter
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Education  Miami University, Northwestern University
Nominations  Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
Books  To the hoop, The Man Who Robbed t, Giants Among Men: YA, The DuSable Panthers, Court Vision
Similar People  Reggie Miller, Joseph Pulitzer, Bill Simmons

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Ira Berkow (born January 7, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American sports reporter, columnist, and writer. He shared the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, which was awarded to the staff of The New York Times for their series How Race Is Lived in America.


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Berkow earned his BA in English Literature at Miami University, and his MA from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.

He was a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, a syndicated features writer and sports editor for the Newspaper Enterprise Association.

From 1981 to 2007 he was a sports reporter and columnist for The New York Times and has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Art News, Seventeen, Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune Magazine, National Strategic Forum Review, Readers' Digest, and Sports Illustrated, among others.

He shared the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his article "The Minority Quarterback" in The New York Times series How Race Is Lived in America.

He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, "For thoughtful commentary on the sports scene."

In 2006, he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Berkow wrote the script for the documentary film Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010) and is the author of 18 books including the Edgar Allan Poe Award nominated non-fiction The Man Who Robbed The Pierre: The Story of Bobby Comfort and the Biggest Hotel Robbery Ever.


  • It Happens Every Spring: DiMaggio, Mays, the Splendid Splinter, and a Lifetime at the Ballpark, Triumph Books, 2017, ISBN 978-1-6293-7318-8
  • Giants Among Men: Y.A., L.T., the Big Tuna, and Other New York Giants Stories, Triumph Books, 2015, ISBN 978-1-6293-7046-0
  • Counterpunch: Ali, Tyson, the Brown Bomber, and Other Stories of the Boxing Ring, Triumph Books, 2014, ISBN 978-1-6007-8973-1
  • Autumns in the Garden: The Coach of Camelot and Other Knicks Stories, Triumph Books, 2013, ISBN 978-1-6007-8866-6
  • Summers at Shea: Tom Seaver Loses His Overcoat and Other Mets Stories, Triumph Books, 2013, ISBN 978-1-6007-8775-1
  • Summers in the Bronx: Attila the Hun and Other Yankee Stories, Triumph Books, 2009, ISBN 978-1-6007-8392-0
  • The Corporal Was a Pitcher: The Courage of Lou Brissie, Triumph Books, 2009, ISBN 978-1-6007-8104-9
  • Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life, Times Books, 1989, ISBN 978-0-8129-1741-3
  • Red: A Biography of Red Smith, Rockin Steady, University of Nebraska Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-8032-6040-5
  • Court Vision, To The Hoop: The Seasons of a Basketball Life, University of Nebraska Press, 2004, ISBN 978-0-8032-6229-4
  • The Gospel According to Casey, St. Martin's Press, 1992, ISBN 978-0-312-06922-3
  • The Minority Quarterback & Other Lives In Sports, I.R. Dee, 2002, ISBN 978-1-56663-422-9
  • Full Swing; Hits, Runs and Errors in a Writer’s Life, Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2007, ISBN 978-1-56663-755-8
  • Maxwell Street, Survival in a Bazaar. Doubleday & Co., 1977, ISBN 0-385-06723-2.
  • Film

  • Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, 2010 documentary film; writer
  • References

    Ira Berkow Wikipedia