About Mike Lupica
Mike Lupica, a columnist for Sports on Earth, is one of the most prominent sports writers in America. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider's knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous world of professional sports. His columns for the New York Daily News includes his popular "Shooting from the Lip" column, which appears every Sunday.
He began his newspaper career covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post at age 23. He became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper with the New York Daily News, which he joined in 1977. Since then Lupica has added magazines, novels, sports biographies, other non-fiction books on sports, as well as television to his professional resume. He has been a fixture on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters" for 25 years, and has hosted radio shows both at WFAN in New York, and for ESPN Radio.
Lupica also wrote The Sporting Life column in Esquire magazine for more than 10 years. He has published articles in other magazines, including Sport, World Tennis, Tennis, Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The Magazine, Men's Journal and Parade. He has received numerous honors, most notably the prestigious Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club, whose past winners include the late Tim Russert, Tom Brokaw, Carl Hiaasen, Pete Hamill, Mike Royko, Katie Couric among many others.
Mike Lupica co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells, collaborated with noted author and screenwriter, William Goldman on Wait 'Till Next Year, and wrote The Summer of '98, Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans and How We Get It Back and Shooting From the Lip, a collection of columns. In addition, he has written a number of novels for adults, including Dead Air, Extra Credits, Limited Partner, Jump, Full Court Press, Red Zone, Too Far and national bestsellers Wild Pitch and Bump and Run. Dead Air was nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Mystery and became a CBS television move, Money, Power, Murder to which Lupica contributed the teleplay. On both radio and television, he has made frequent appearances on Imus in the Morning since the early 1980s.
Since 2004, his most notable success in the world of book has been writing for young readers, starting with Travel Team, which was No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for Children's Chapter Books, as was his next novel for young readers, Heat. In the last 12 years he has sold more than four million of these books, and had 13 New York Times Best Sellers in all. His next novel, Last Man Out, will be published in the fall. He and his wife Taylor are the parents of four children.