1971-John Kieran

Born in New York, New York, on August 2, 1892, sportswriting legend John Kieran wrote the first signed daily sports column ever published in The New York Times. He began working as a sportswriter at The Times in 1915, after graduating from Fordham University. He covered a variety of sports including baseball from 1922-1927, before starting his column “Sport of the Times,” which is still runs today, in 1927. He continued writing the column for fifteen years, before moving to the New York Sun to write a general column in 1943. In addition to his work as a writer, Kieran was a panelist on the radio show “Information, Please!” from 1938-1947. After the finishing with the radio show, Kieran moved to television where he hosted a 15 minute show called “Kieran’s Kaleidoscope”, from 1949-1952. Kieran died in 1981. He was inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame on March 30, 1971.