Bob Smizik

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Robert Smizik is a former sportswriter and columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Smizik was bought out of his contract by the Post-Gazette in mid-December 2008, then retiring from his duties as a full-time columnist for the paper.[1] He covered Pittsburgh and National sports topics on a locally popular blog hosted at the Post-Gazette's website until October 14, 2015, when he announced that his writing days were behind him in a final article.[2]

Smizik was originally hired by the Pittsburgh Press in June 1969 and was a beat reporter for both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first few decades of his career. He is a native of Pittsburgh and graduated from Peabody High School and the University of Pittsburgh.

Smizik became popular in the 1990s for his appearances on many Pittsburgh sports shows including Sportsbeat.


  1. ^ Smizik, Bob (2008-12-14). "Unexpected but fun ride comes to an end". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ Smizik, Bob (October 14, 2015). "Bob Smizik: Time to say goodbye". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. PG Publishing Co., Inc. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 

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