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Jeff Odom

Tampa, Florida
Editor, DallasStars.com
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Covers:  blue jays, baseball, mlb, college football, recruiting, high school sports, college basketball
Doesn't Cover: bigfoot sightings, knitting, basket weaving

Editor of @DallasStars.com. Recovering sports reporter. @USouthFlorida grad. @TBLightning alum. Florida raised.

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Biography

Jeff Odom covers University of South Florida athletics for the Tampa Bay Times and the Toronto Blue Jays during MLB Spring Training for The Associated Press.

What was your first job as a journalist?

I freelanced with a weekly newspaper during my senior year of high school, which ended up turning into a staff job when I graduated.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, way back in Kindergarten.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Clark Kent

Awards

Community Newspapers of Florida - Award of Excellence

2013 - Best Original Writing
I received one of three awards of excellence for feature and human-interest writing out of nearly one thousand other entries from the CPF. The winning article was about an elementary school physical education teacher that survived a massive heart attack while on-duty.