Ian O'Connor is a sports columnist for ESPNNewYork.com, host of "The Ian O'Connor Show", a national Sunday morning show on ESPN Radio, and author of the New York Times best sellers, "Arnie & Jack: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Golf's Greatest Rivalry," and "The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter."
O'Connor was a columnist at the Daily News, USA Today, The Journal News, The Record, and Foxsports.com, and also authored the book, "The Jump: Sebastian Telfair and the High Stakes Business of High School Ball." O'Connor has won national and regional writing awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
O'Connor is a 1986 graduate of Marist College. He was born in Englewood and lives in River Vale, New Jersey with his wife, Tracey, and son. O'Connor's wife and YES Network studio analyst Jack Curry's wife are sisters.
- Staff. "River Vale's O'Connor to sign copies of new book", Pascack Valley Community Life, May 12, 2011. Accessed November 5, 2013. "River Vale resident Ian O'Connor, a nationally acclaimed columnist and author of "The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter," will sign copies of "The Captain" and speak about Jeter's career at Bookends in Ridgewood, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m."
- Staff. "Bergen Celebrity Signing: Former Record columnist Ian O'Connor will sign his new book The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter", Bergen.com, April 24, 2011. Accessed November 5, 2013. "Ian O'Connor, Englewood native and current River Vale resident, will be signing his new book "The Captain" and speaking about the Yankee icon's career at Bookends in Ridgewood on May 19th at 7:30 p.m."