Mike Lupica (b. 1952) is one of the best-known and widely read sports columnists in the
United States. He began his newspaper career with the New York Post in 1975, at
the age of 23, covering the New York Knicks. In 1977, he became the youngest
columnist ever at a New York paper with the Daily News, where he currently
writes four syndicated columns a week. He has also worked for New York Newsday
and The National. Since 1987, Lupica has written "The Sporting Life"
column for Esquire magazine. His work has also appeared in Sport magazine, World
Tennis, Tennis, Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated and Parade. Lupica is
also a regular on ESPN's Sunday morning show, "The Sports Reporters."
Lupica has written or co-written several nonfiction books: Reggie, the autobiography of Reggie Jackson (Villard, 1984); Parcells, an autobiography of former Giants and Patriots coach Bill Parcells (Bonus Books, 1987); Wait 'Till Next Year, co-written with novelist and screenwriter William Goldman (Bantam, 1988); Shooting From The Lip, a collection of columns (Bonus Books, 1988); Mad As Hell, exploring the divisive issues compromising professional sports (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996) and Summer of '98, a fresh look at the '98 season in baseball (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999). In addition, he has written several novels: Dead Air, Extra Credits, Limited Partner, Jump, Full Court Press and Bump and Run, a satire about the world of professional football (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2000). Dead Air became the CBS television movie "Money, Power, Murder," for which Lupica also wrote the teleplay.
Mike Lupica lives in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife, Taylor, their daughter and three sons.
This biography was last updated on 08/14/2011.
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