August 23, 1969 |
|Occupation||Author, Sports journalist|
Jeremy Schaap (b. August 23, 1969, New York City) is an American sportswriter, television reporter, and author. Schaap is a eight-time Emmy Award winner for his work on ESPN's E:60, SportsCenter, and Outside the Lines.
A native and resident of New York City, Schaap is the author of Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History (Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0-618-55117-4), a New York Times best-seller, and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics.
Schaap is the son of the late journalist and broadcaster Dick Schaap. Like his father, Schaap is an alumnus of Cornell University and a former editor at The Cornell Daily Sun. Schaap was also a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He won the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Writing at the 2005 Emmys, an award named after his father, for an Outside the Lines feature titled "Finding Bobby Fischer." Schaap and his wife have two children, a girl and a boy.
On April 8, 2008 Schaap was interviewed on the WBGO program Conversations with Allan Wolper. He retold the heroics of Jesse Owens and other American track and field stars and debunked the myths of the 1936 games.
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