Mike Vaccaro has been the lead sports columnist for The New York Post since November 2002. Previously, he has worked as a columnist at The Star-Ledger, Kansas City Star, and the Times Herald-Record of Middletown, New York. He was also a sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Times, and was appointed to that position in 1991.
Author of Emperors and Idiots: The Hundred Year Rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox, From the Very Beginning to the End of the Curse. and of 1941: The Greatest Year in Sports.
But the Hillsdale resident moonlights as an author. Instead of cobbling together 700 frenzied words before deadline turns his column into a pumpkin, Vaccaro had time to weave 85,000 words into a polished narrative. His second book, "1941: The Greatest Year in Sports," hit bookshelves June 5.[dead link]