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Worcester, MA
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  soccer, long-form features, sports, general news, beer, music, mls, major league soccer, usmnt

Freelance Journalist. kkoczwar[at]gmail[dot]com

Worcester, Mass, based journalist whose work has been featured in Men's Journal, Howler, VICE, The Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Rolling Stone, SB Nation longform, to name a few.

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Puppet Killer: One Man's Controversial Twitter Quest To Save American Soccer | VICE Sports

Puppet Killer: One Man's Controversial Twitter Quest To Save American Soccer | VICE Sports

"Redneck Geometry," Hot Saws, And The Bottom Line: Matt Cogar's Rise To America's Best Lumberjack...

"Redneck Geometry," Hot Saws, And The Bottom Line: Matt Cogar's Rise To America's Best Lumberjack...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancing.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Often.

How is social media changing news?

It makes it more interactive. Readers and sources now add on to the narrative.

Ma's Donut Shop does things the old-fashioned way

Ma's Donut Shop does things the old-fashioned way
bostonglobe.com — NEW BEDFORD - The only surefire way to get a doughnut from Ma's Donut and Coffee Shop is to call in and order the night before. The shop, which opens at 3:30 a.m., can't keep up with demand on most days.

Cider House Rules

Cider House Rules
features.wearemel.com — Maloney sits down at a small table on the front porch of the house where he grew up. Insects sing their songs of summer; Snowball the dog romps in the long grass; and laundry hangs on a line that stretches from the side of the house to a one-room cabin, West County's original tasting room.

How To Sell A Soccer Team, Or The Rebirth Of The Boston Breakers

How To Sell A Soccer Team, Or The Rebirth Of The Boston Breakers
sports.vice.com — Lindsay and Anne Clemons drive their red Toyota RAV4 into Harvard Stadium, and men in orange vests direct them, in twists and turns, to the rear of the crowded parking lot. They are closer to the high school lacrosse games unfolding on the fields in the distance than they are to the stadium, but Lindsay and Anne are not there for that.

Puppet Killer: One Man's Controversial Twitter Quest To Save American Soccer

Puppet Killer: One Man's Controversial Twitter Quest To Save American Soccer
sports.vice.com — Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in the new, Winter 2015 issue of Howler, an independent American magazine about soccer. See what else is in the new issue here. "Here in a funny hat" -Ted Westervelt 202-XXX-XXXX June 2014 I've ordered a pint of Great Divide and texted the subject of the profile I've traveled to Denver, Colorado to write about, letting him know I've made it to the British Bulldog.

The World's Most Terrifying Race

The World's Most Terrifying Race
sports.vice.com — "The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart." - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus A sense of dread has hung over Jason Spare's life. Spare's father was 33 years old when he had his first heart attack. It almost killed him.

Jimmy Hayes is starting to find himself in Boston

Jimmy Hayes is starting to find himself in Boston
boston.com — A stream of cameras and microphones flash in front of Jimmy Hayes. He's still dressed in his practice gear and standing tall in his skates with a Boston Bruins winter hat giving him a few extra inches. He's started sporting a new, red beard, which is still in the patchy phase.

"Redneck Geometry," Hot Saws, And The Bottom Line: Matt Cogar's Rise To America's Best Lumberjack

"Redneck Geometry," Hot Saws, And The Bottom Line: Matt Cogar's Rise To America's Best Lumberjack
sports.vice.com — There is a blue cooler sealed with duct tape and a makeshift packaging label inside a small plywood shed. Enough sun peeks through the shed's lone door to illuminate a collection of axes-at least 20, but I can't keep count because they seem to blend together-and warm the interior on this cool autumn day in the Appalachian Mountains.

Scott Zolak's Rise: How a Backup QB Won Over Patriots Nation

Scott Zolak's Rise: How a Backup QB Won Over Patriots Nation
rollingstone.com — It's Sunday morning in Massachusetts, four hours before the undefeated New England Patriots presumably roll over the Washington Redskins, and Scott Zolak - former pro quarterback turned sports-talk cult hero - is already in the building, greeted with cheers and beers wherever he goes.

Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello is living out his father’s dream

Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello is living out his father’s dream
boston.com — Lou Colabello needs to pinch himself to remind him that this is real and that is his son Chris in the Toronto Blue Jays uniform, playing in the playoffs. This was the dream, for both Lou and his son. The big leagues, where they both wanted to be.

Can Brendan Rodgers be part of Liverpool's promising future?

Can Brendan Rodgers be part of Liverpool's promising future?
si.com — Fenway Sports Group has had two main priorities since it bought Liverpool in 2010 from Tom Hicks and George Gillett. The first has been to overhaul the club's famed stadium, Anfield.
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May 03, 2016

Five Days in the Glades with Florida's Wild Python Hunters - What happens when you mix an ecological esquire.com/news-politics/… via @esquire

May 03, 2016

I have a story almost done finally. I like my ending and other people won't.. It's the beer, I'm sure. But I like it.

May 03, 2016

DeLillo has me all over the place tonight after re-reading this. | Sine Cosine Tangent newyorker.com/magazine/2016/… via @NewYorker

May 03, 2016

Not even Ranieri can save the Republican Party.

May 03, 2016

I have even somehow come to forgive Fernando Torres for all of his sins. That's how much I love this Atletico team.


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