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Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics and crime. He moved into sports reporting when he joined The Washington Times in 1992 and remained until 2009. He has been a sports columnist at The Washington Examiner since 2010.
Loverro has covered the World Series, the NFL, NBA and NHL playoffs, world championship fights, the Winter Olympics in Japan in 1998 and Salt Lake City in 2002 and the Summer Olympics in Australia in 2000. He has also traveled to cover such unique events as the Baltimore Orioles trip to Cuba to play the national team in 1999.
He has won 27 national, regional and local journalism awards over his career, including a first place in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and a three-time sports columnist winner in the Virginia Press Association competition. In 2009, Loverro was voted Maryland Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. In 2005, he was one of just three sportswriters across the country to be invited to the Oval Office in The White House to interview President Bush about baseball.
Loverro, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Scranton and a master's degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, has also taught journalism courses at Towson State University and American University.
He has also been sought as a guest for his opinions on a number of television networks, such as Comcast, Home Box Office, ESPN, MSNBC and the local Fox, CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates in Washington and Baltimore, and has made numerous radio appearances over the years.
Loverro is currently the co-host of "The Sports Fix," a sports talk show on ESPN 980 radio in Washington, from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Loverro is the author of 11 books, including:
- Orioles Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Real Fan!Orioles Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Real Fan!