Mike Vaccaro
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Mike Vaccaro

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.

Vaccaro has won over 50 writing awards since beginning his career in 1989 as a reporter for the Olean Times Herald, where his primary beat was St. Bonaventure University basketball.

Vaccaro is a 1989 graduate of St. Bonaventure University. He and his wife, Leigh, live in Hillsdale, New Jersey.[1]

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.


  1. ^ Kerwick, Nike (June 10, 2007). "Sportswriter's pen is always in play". The Record (Bergen County). Retrieved 2007. 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]

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