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Jon Finkel

Miami / Ft. Lauderdale
Publisher, Beckett Media, Author and Columnist
As seen in: AskMen, HoopsHype
Covers:  men's lifestyle, fitness, sports, sporting events, televison, movies, health, athletes
Doesn't Cover: algebra

Author: The Athlete, "Mean" Joe Greene, Heart Over Height w @nate_robinson, Forces of Character, The Dadvantage | Speaker | @beckettmedia | @lifeofdad

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I have written for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, GQ, Details, The New York Times,, and many more. I currently write for Yahoo! Sports’, where I contribute profiles on athletes as well as high-profile participatory journalism featur...

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RT @cward2117: Trying to be an open book and not pretend that there wasn’t a process so others can learn from my failures.…
Reminiscing on an amazing moment one week ago, when The Athlete was promoted on the Madison Square Garden Jumbotron during a @nyknicks game. Lifetime memory, right there. #ThrowbackThursday
RT @nate_robinson: I know y’all ready for us old heads to be on ya screen 📺/ tube , we got the gang together y’all… 
This is, in the most literal sense, iced tea. Left the Yeti in the car overnight and it froze, tea bag and all.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Newspaper: The Santa Monica Sun - Website:

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

The news makers don't need us anymore to get their word out. We have to give readers a reason to read.


American Library Association Award for Young Readers

2003 - Reluctant Young Readers
Won an ALA award for a series of books I wrote for the National Basketball Association's 'Read to Achieve' Program. The series was called "The Greatest Stars of the NBA" and I wrote all 12 books. Each installment was on a different NBA player or NBA theme, including books on LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, etc...