Joe Posnanski is National Columnist for NBC Sports.
He was sports columnist at The Kansas City Star from 1996 to 2009. He won more awards there, if you're not bored by his bragging already. He was twice named the best sports columnist in America by The Associated Press Sports Editors. He was also nominated for twenty-one awards by the APSE, and won additional first place national awards in feature and project writing.
He has written four books: "The Machine: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds;" "The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America; "The Good Stuff," a collection of columns; and "Paterno," a biography of the Penn State football coach, which was released Aug. 21, 2012. "Soul" won the prestigious Casey Award as the best baseball book of 2007.
Joe previously worked as sports columnist for The Cincinnati Post and The Augusta Chronicle, and started his career as a multi-use reporter and editor at The Charlotte Observer. Joe grew up in Cleveland, where he spent the bulk of his time rooting for losing teams. He and his family lived in Kansas City for 15 years, where he spent the bulk of his time writing about losing teams. Joe, his wife Margo and their two daughters Elizabeth and Katie now live in Charlotte, N.C., where they are in close proximity to losing teams.