What's been keeping him busy: researching and writing sample chapters of a book about Joe Black, first African American pitcher to win a World Series game; covering Iowa sports for newspapers and wire service distribution; covering USA Track and Field Championship and the John Deere Classic golf tournament.
Professional Background: Chuck's 34-year writing career includes more than 26 years with the Associated Press and seven years with United Press International. As a sportswriter his stories about coaches, athletes and sporting events — including five summer Olympic Games — have appeared worldwide. But so have the features he developed on authors, professors, scientists and famous Iowans. Chuck began his freelance career in 2005.
- Coverage of athletic events (press conferences, pre-game stories, features,
game stories and statistics, event follow-up)
- Feature writing of stories on non-athletic topics for print and electronic media, including travel writing
Recent Clients: Associated Press, Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Personal Background: A Lima, Ohio, native, Chuck graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree. Whether on bike trails, train rails or in jungles, he's a passionate traveler and lover of the outdoors. Chuck is the 2009 recipient of the 2009 Mel Greenberg Media Award from the Women's College Basketball Coaches Association.
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