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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Fred Mitchell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Mitchell lives in Chicago. He is a sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mitchell is a journalist and author. He has been a sportswriter and columnist with the Chicago Tribune for over 30 years, covering major sporting events including the Super Bowl, World Series, National Basketball Association Finals and Summer Olympics. Mitchell was his newspaper’s beat reporter covering the Chicago Cubs from 1983-88. The author of several books, Mitchell has been honored by the Washington Journalism Review, the All-American Football Foundation, and the Chicago Tribune for outstanding writing. He appears regularly on Chicago television, offering his commentary on the local and national sports scene.

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-- The All-American Football Foundation named Mitchell ''Outstanding Sportswriter of the Year'' in 2000.