Jerry Izenberg

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Jerry Izenberg (born 1930) is a sports journalist with the The Newark Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey. His career with the Star-Ledger began in 1951 while he was still a student at Rutgers University, Newark, but was interrupted for several years during which he served in the Korean War. Izenberg has covered many memorable sporting events and figures of the late Twentieth century, including Sonny Werblin's ownership of the New York Jets, the boxing career of Muhammad Ali, and the Loma Prieta earthquake which interrupted the 1989 World Series.

In addition to many magazine articles and newspaper columns, he has also written nine books. Izenberg has been the writer, narrator, or producer (sometimes all three) of 35 network television documentaries. One of those shows, “A Man Called Lombardi,” earned an Emmy nomination.

In 1997, Izenberg was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey and in 2000 he won the Red Smith Award from the Associated Press Sports Editors. To commemorate his 55 years in journalism, Izenberg wrote an eight-part memoir for the Star-Ledger in 2006.

Izenberg is one of only three daily newspaper journalists to have covered every Super Bowl.

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