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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.

One Last Vacation

mademan.com — Nearly everyone told my wife Dawn and me about the daily rain showers in Hawaii during the summer. Afternoon showers roll in like the soft summer waves off of Oahu. The drops fall from the sky while the sun glistens from a distance. Drive five minutes in any direction and the rain disappears.

Celebrity Chef Eric Ripert Explains How to Cook With Passion

esquire.com — The Avec Eric host talks about his new book, his spiritual connection to cooking, and how TV elevated cooking into an art form. Eric Ripert has built a reputation as one of the United State's preeminent chefs. His restaurant, Le Bernardin, which he co-owns, is the recipient of three Michelin stars, the highest rating given out in the food world.

The Man Who Buries Everyone

features.wearemel.com — Peter Stefan has a job few people ask for: laying to rest society's forgotten and unwanted "People say to me sometimes, 'We don't go to you because you bury those people ' - the poor people," Peter Stefan tells me in the second-floor office of his Worcester, MA funeral home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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Jul 27, 2016

I'm transcribing hours of interviews and in almost all of them there is a screaming child in the background (not mine). It's a nightmare.

Jul 27, 2016

Stranger Things has been the most enjoyment I've gotten out of "TV" in a while. The intro/credits alone makes me joyful. (1 more episode)

Jul 26, 2016

@natefc saw it in Worcester a few months ago. He looked tired and old, but he turned the charm on when he needed it.

Jul 26, 2016

RT @shinguardian: As a %, that's about 15 to 20% of baseball w/MLS wages still 33% or more below what they should be. Beast-in-waiting  https://twitter.com/pkedit/status/758092693222203392 

Jul 26, 2016

@TheAnfieldWrap make sure you hit up Chego! and Wurstküche Restaurant (per Monday podcast) while you're in LA.

Jul 25, 2016

So many "journalists" these days , according to Twitter bios. I'd like a fact-check on all of them. Thanks.


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