Growing up with seven brothers and sisters, and, with a father as a high school football coach, Tom Verducci was exposed to sports at an early age.
After studying journalism at Penn State—including writing for The Daily Collegian—Verducci began a three-month internship with Newsday.
After the internship, he left for Florida Today, before returning to the Long Island paper a year later as high school sportswriter and backup baseball writer.
From 1990-1993, he was Newsday’s baseball columnist, leaving for the same job at Sports Illustrated in 1993 and continues to be the magazine’s lead baseball writer.
Since 2009, Verducci has also served as a field reporter, analyst and insider for MLB Network, TBS’s postseason baseball coverage and FOX, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality — Sports Reporting in 2012.