The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

FRANK DEFORD

Sportswriter and Commentator

Journalism: Sports and Beyond

September 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Texas Hall, UT Arlington

Frank Deford’s work has appeared in virtually every medium. With a 50-year tenure at Sports Illustrated, Deford is a senior contributing writer there. As a commentator, he appears regularly on NPR and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO. Deford is the author of 17 novels. His latest is Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter. He has written several TV documentaries, and his novel Everybody’s All-American was turned into a feature film. Among his journalism honors are a Peabody, CableACE, and Emmy. Deford also serves as chairman emeritus of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.