Lee Feinswog (b. August 12, 1954, in West Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American author and journalist noted for being the executive producer and host of the TV shows Sports Monday and Sports 225 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also contributes regularly to NCAA.com and is a regular contributor the Baton Rouge magazine 225 and writes a column for BayouBengalsInsider.com. His books include Tales From the LSU Sidelines (2002) andHoopDaddy (2006). He also was a contributing author to What It Means To Be a Tiger (2010).
Early years: 1954-1977
Feinswog, the son of Harold "Cy" Feinswog and Joan Mirman Feinswog, grew up with his younger sister, Sue, in Stony Brook, New York. A 1972 graduate of Ward Melville High School, he was captain of the swim team and editor of his school newspaper. He later attended Syracuse University (1972–1975) where he swam his freshman year and played three years of water polo. He graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1977 with a degree in journalism.
Missouri to Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 1978-present
Feinswog worked as a sportswriter for the Hannibal, Missouri Courier-Post in 1978 and was sports editor for the Raytown, Missouri, weekly group until 1981. He manned the sports desk at the Winston-Salem Journal from 1981 to 1984 and was a sportswriter at the Baton Rouge Advocate from 1984 to 1998. He began Sports Monday on September 25, 1995, and today is the executive producer and host. He also writes for 225 and BayouBengalsInsider.com and blogs on his website sports225.com. Feinswog is also the recipient of the 1987 and 1996 Louisiana Sports Writers Association Columnist of the Year awards. In August 2011 he converted the TV show Sports Monday to Sports 225.
Fathers and sons: HoopDaddy
HoopDaddy is Feinswog's intimate look at how basketball can unite fathers and sons including himself and his son, Kirk. Other chapters include conversations with Jaeson and Josh Maravich, sons of Pete Maravich and grandsons of Press Maravich; Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, his brother Ronny Thompson and their Hall of Famer father John Thompson (basketball).
- Tales From the LSU Sidelines (2002) Sports Publishing
- HoopDaddy (2006) Stuart Bruce Publishing