Frank Deford works as a senior contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, as well as an author of many books including “Everybody’s All-American,” which was named one of Sports Illustrated’s Top 25 Sports Books of All Time. It also led to a film directed by Taylor Hackford, with Dennis Quaid playing the lead role.
In addition to his job at Sports Illustrated, there is also a regular Frank Deford appearance as a correspondent for HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, and a regular Frank Deford appearance as commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition
In the early 1990s, Deford became the editor-in-chief of The National, a short-lived daily U.S. sports newspaper.
**Frank Deford Speaker**
Aside from sportswriting duties, Deford is also the chairman emeritus of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He became involved in cystic fibrosis education and advocacy after his daughter, Alex was diagnosed with the illness in the early 1970s. A Frank Deford speaker appearance will not only give your audience the opportunity to learn from a prolific sportswriter, but from a charity worker and a father, and a man interested in raising awareness about a devastating disease.
**Frank Deford Appearance**
Deford is a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. He is a six-time US Sportswriter of the Year winner, National Magazine Award recipient, 1988 Emmy Award winner for his work during the Seoul Olympics, Christopher Award winner, winner of a CableACE in 1994 for writing the HBO Sports documentary Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World, and a Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism recipient in 2003. He was also twice voted Magazine Writer of the Year by the Washington Journalism Review. These awards show that he is no ordinary writer, making a Frank Deford appearance an impressive addition to any speaking docket.
**Frank Deford Endorsement**
A Frank Deford endorsement is a powerful symbol because of the writer’s remarkable success. Frank Deford is among the most honored and versatile writers in the country, his work appearing in virtually every medium. He is a member of the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. The American Journalism Review has cited him as the nation’s best sportswriter, and twice he was honored as Magazine Writer of the Year by the Washington Journalism Review.
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