David Steele (’85)

David Steele (’85)

David Steele (’85)

Journalist, Author, The Sporting News, The Undefeated

David Steele has been a professional sports journalist for more than 30 years, and most recently his work has appeared at ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Grio, the Washington, D.C. City Paper and the site for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum. From 2011 to 2019, he covered the National Football League and Major League Baseball for the Sporting News, the nation’s oldest sports periodical. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, during his career he also has written for AOL, the Baltimore Sun, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday and the National Sports Daily. In 2007 he co-authored Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He has won writing awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, the Chesapeake Associated Press, the California News Publishers Association, the Florida Sportswriters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists. 
 

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