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Acclaimed sports journalist Joe Posnanski has joined the NBC Sports Group as its national columnist for NBCSports.com. The author of four sports books, including "Paterno," which reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, will also contribute content across NBC Sports Group's vast array of digital, television, radio and regional assets.
Posnanski, named the 2012 National Sportswriter of the Year by the Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame, will cover the biggest topics in sports by writing three long-form stories per week on NBCSports.com. His weekly Friday column, to be called "The Big Read," debuts today with a column about New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
He will also contribute to GolfChannel.com, NBCOlympics.com, NBCSports.com's SportTalk blogs, including HardballTalk, as well as to the websites of the NBC Sports Regional Networks.
"Joe is one of the most talented and respected writers in sports, and we are thrilled that he is joining our team," said Rick Cordella, SVP & General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. "Although Joe excels with the written word, an exciting element of this agreement is that it affords him the ability to communicate with sports fans through all the assets in the diverse NBC Sports Group portfolio, which include national and regional digital, television and radio platforms."
Twice named the best sports columnist in America by The Associated Press Sports Editors, Posnanski will also regularly appear on NBC Sports Group television programming -- NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, and the NBC Sports Regional Networks - as well as on NBC Sports Radio programs.
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