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Gene Wojciechowski is a sports columnist, best known for his work with ESPN.

Born in Salina, Kansas, he became a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine in January 1998, having worked as a football reporter for the network since 1992. He was named senior national sports columnist for ESPN in June 2005. He also has worked at the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, and Denver Post. Wojciechowski graduated from the University of Tennessee, and he began his career as a sports writer covering college football and college basketball.

Wojciechowski wrote an article in the fall of 1997 for the Chicago Tribune that included negative stereotypes of an Indian or Pakistani cab driver,[1] prompting the Tribune to offer a formal apology.[2] Since then he has received numerous awards and honors from the Associated Press Sports Editors, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, the College Football Writers Association of America, the Pro Football Writers, and the Los Angeles Press Club. He currently contributes to, SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, and ESPN Radio.

He has authored or co-authored eight books, including Cubs Nation, About 80 Percent Luck, Pond Scum and Vultures, as well as autobiographies with several notable sports figures, including Bill Walton, Rick Majerus, Reggie Miller and Jerome Bettis.


His step-daughter Lara Hermanson was part of KFI AM 640's Bill Handel morning show from midyear 2008 through midyear 2009.[1]

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