Dan Shaughnessy

Award-winning sportswriter, author of 12 books, including best-selling Francona: The Red Sox Years, and TV and radio commentator






Dan Shaughnessy is an award-winning sports columnist for the Boston Globe. He was born in Groton, Massachusetts, graduated from College of the Holy Cross, and worked part-time at the Boston Globe from 1974-77. He covered the Baltimore Orioles for the Baltimore Evening Sun and the Washington Star from 1977-81. He re-joined the Globe fulltime in 1981 and has been a sports columnist since 1989. He has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year 14 times and 11 times has been voted one of America’s top ten sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors. In 2016 Shaughnessy was the recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for “meritorious contributions to baseball writing,” presented at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Shaughnessy has written twelve books, including New York Times bestseller “Francona,” “The Curse of the Bambino,” “Reverse of the Curse” and “Senior Year.” He makes regular appearances on The SportsHub-98.5 FM, WHDH SportsXtra, and NBC Sports Boston. He has honorary doctorates from Southern New Hampshire University and Nichols College, where he gave commencement addresses.

Keynote Presentations

My Life In Sports

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