Ted Geltner Writes The Biography of Legendary Sports Writer Jim Murray

Ted Geltner, author of LAST KING OF THE SPORTS PAGE

Ted Geltner is an award-winning writer, editor and a journalism educator who specializes in sports writing and the history of sports journalism.

He earned his doctoral degree, focusing on journalism history at the University of Florida, while working as an editor and feature writer for the Gainesville Sun.

Ted began his journalism career as a sports writer in California, and has covered entertainment, politics, sports, the environment, travel and been an entertainment editor, business editor, book editor and sports editor.

Ted also has considerable experience in radio, television and on-line journalism.

For his current project, Last King of the Sports Page, Ted spent more than two years researching the life of the Pulitzer Prize winning sports columnist Jim Murray.

He has complete access to Murray’s lifetime personal collection of letters, documents, notes, clippings, scorecards, articles, newspapers, photos and assorted other materials in Palm Springs, California.

Ted is an assistant professor of journalism at Valdosta State University in Georgia.

He lives in Gainsville, FL with his wife, Jill, and his four children.