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Barry Rozner

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A former vendor at all of Chicago's ballparks and stadiums during his college years, Barry Rozner has been a sports columnist for the Daily Herald since 1997, following a decade covering the Cubs first as a feature writer and then as the beat writer.

Rozner has won Peter Lisagor and Associated Press writing awards for his work as a columnist and sports writer, and includes among his national scoops the story that Phil Jackson would be named coach of the Bulls in 1989. In 2007, he was named "Sportswriter of the Year" by the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Rozner has written several books, including "Second to Home" with Ryne Sandberg, and "Where's Harry?" with Steve Stone. He's a frequent co-host on the Score radio and in 2010 began co-hosting "Hit and Run" at the sports talk radio outlet, WSCR 670-AM.

Rozner was honored by the Little City Foundation in 1998, and sits on the board of the James P. Lang Scholarship Foundation, which awards college scholarships to children of single parent homes.

Having finally given up the violence of hockey for the aggravation of golf, Rozner lives a mostly healthy existence with his family in the Northwest suburbs

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Rozner: Arrieta, Cubs have no doubt where they're headed

Sep 01 2015 | 6:54 am - The Cubs and Jake Arrieta have a deep belief in who they are and where they're going in October, and there's no percentage in trying to tell them anything to the contrary.

Rozner: Kane paints Blackhawks into corner

Aug 31 2015 | 6:03 am - The Blackhawks open camp in three weeks, wondering if they'll have Patrick Kane, and must prepare for several different scenarios.

Rozner: Coaching could elevate Chicago Bears out of mediocrity

Aug 27 2015 | 10:08 am - On the field, the Bears have a long way to go before they're competitive again, but on the sidelines they've already made a huge upgrade and that's going to speed up the rebuilding process.

Rozner: Cubs fans need not be haunted by the past

Aug 22 2015 | 6:47 pm - Cubs fans have plenty of history with misery and failure, but the past has nothing to do with what will occur the next six weeks or the next six years.

Rozner: Goodell’s campaign against Brady another black mark

Aug 15 2015 | 5:46 pm - Roger Goodell’s campaign against Tom Brady might not be as bad as the Ray Rice debacle, but it’s embarrassing the NFL and cementing Goodell’s legacy as NFL commissioner.

Rozner: New Bears just as inspiring as old Bears

Aug 13 2015 | 11:46 pm - The Bears’ exhibition opener provided little more than a reminder that the locals were bad last year, and have a chance to be the same this year.

Rozner: Cubs’ plan still hard for some to fathom

Aug 10 2015 | 2:45 pm - If the Cubs make the playoffs, there will be cheering in some precincts only until the Cubs lose, and then the story will return to what the Cubs didn’t do -- over the winter and at the trade deadline.

Rozner: Innocent or guilty, Blackhawks’ Kane on road to ruin

Aug 06 2015 | 11:44 pm - Innocent or guilty, those who pay for Chicago Blackhawks tickets and those who sign his paychecks will also have something to say regarding Patrick Kane’s future employ.

Rozner: Price wasn’t right for big Cubs, Sox deals

Aug 01 2015 | 7:30 am - The biggest things that happened to the Cubs and White Sox this week during the fury leading up to the trade deadline are the things that didn’t happen at all.

Rozner: Duchossois never doubted 'Miracle Million'

Jul 26 2015 | 11:51 am - So much about the life of Arlington park chairman Dick Duchossois has been an improbable trek, and the “Miracle Million” was merely a small chapter in overcoming what those outside his inner circle would consider unmanageable.

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