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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. Previously: @TBLightning @TB_Times @MLB.com. @USouthFlorida grad. Florida native. Occasionally funny.

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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.

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@jeffodom — 3,055 followers, 27,683 tweets

Sep 24, 2017

First, @JoshAppel gets to see a miracle ending in The Swamp. Today? A 61-yard field goal by the Eagles as time expired to beat the Giants. https://t.co/r8ZKPVeFcM

Sep 24, 2017

Nothing like getting in the car for a Sunday drive on this beautiful Dallas afternoon, flipping on the radio and hearing ... @JoshAppel. https://t.co/Q5fTwsoPME

Sep 23, 2017

@Tom_Schad I'm late to the party on this, but congrats on the new gig, Tom. Can't wait to continue reading what's next!

Sep 23, 2017

The view from the office on a Saturday night. As @TBTimes_Bulls used to say back in those blissful '80s, it's "pretty groovy, dude." https://t.co/WW6aU0S7kt

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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.