Verducci in 2011.
December 2, 1960 |
East Orange, New Jersey
Penn State University,
Tom Verducci (born December 2, 1960) is an American sportswriter who writes for Sports Illustrated and its online magazine SI.com. He writes primarily about baseball. He is also a field reporter for the MLB postseason on TBS. In addition, he appears on Hot Stove and MLB Tonight on MLB Network as a baseball insider.
Early life and Education
Verducci was born in East Orange, New Jersey and raised in Glen Ridge. He attended Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, New Jersey and then went to Penn State, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism and appearing in the first edition of The Weekly Collegian.
After a one-year stint at Florida Today, Verducci moved to New York Newsday in 1983, becoming a columnist in 1990. He began writing for Sports Illustrated in 1993. He is a regular guest on The Dan Patrick Show.
In addition to his writing duties, Verducci works in television. He works for MLB Network, where he serves as a "baseball insider" and co-host of several programs with Bob Costas. Verducci also works as a lead color commentator for Fox Sports, alongside Joe Buck and Harold Reynolds. He called his first World Series in 2014.
Verducci lives in the Belle Mead section of Montgomery Township, New Jersey with his wife and two sons. His brother Frank Verducci is the offensive line coach for the Montreal Alouettes Canadian football team.
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- Tom Verducci at the Internet Movie Database
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