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: Young Cubs take another wild step

Oct 08 2015 | 10:32 am - The rookies came up big and Jake Arrieta stayed red hot so the Cubs stayed alive in the postseason by dominating the Pirates in the wild card game.

Rozner: Young Cubs ripe to strike

Oct 06 2015 | 10:03 pm - This wasn’t expected in the fourth year of a five-year plan, but here the Cubs are and they’re not taking lightly the chance to get to the World Series from the wild-card game, just as San Francisco and Kansas City did a year ago.

Rozner: Chicago Bears find victory, reason to believe

Oct 04 2015 | 10:53 pm - The Bears won a game Sunday while changing on the fly, after dumping useless players and plugging in new ones all over the field. It’s completely necessary during a rebuild and credit the new regime with refusing to pretend players can play...

Rozner: Blackhawks face post-Cup challenges again

Oct 03 2015 | 10:27 pm - No NHL team has defended its title since the Red Wings in 1998, so needless to say, the odds are against the Blackhawks repeating. But as long as they have Jonathan Toews, they have a chance, Barry Rozner writes.

Rozner: Maddon’s power play sent Cubs skyrocketing

Oct 01 2015 | 7:24 pm - When Joe Maddon pulled Jason Hammel in an early August game against the Giants, he sent a clear message about the meaning of the series and his power play sent the Cubs skyrocketing.

Rozner: Winless Bears living up to expectations

Sep 27 2015 | 8:07 pm - The Bears are living up to preseason expectations and there’s just not much to hang your hat on after three games.

Rozner: Cubs arrive a year ahead of schedule

Sep 26 2015 | 4:51 pm - The Cubs had a five-year plan for competing and reaching the postseason, but they did it in four years and against the odds, with so many young players.

Rozner: Cubs-Pirates may very well have been playoff preview

Sep 25 2015 | 7:24 pm - With a cold wind blowing straight in off Lake Michigan, this one had an October feel to it as Pittsburgh took down the Cubs and spoiled their celebration at Wrigley Field.

Rozner: Long a beacon amid Bears darkness

Sep 21 2015 | 7:33 pm - Kyle Long’s future is quite bright and he’s in for very big payday, but that takes a backseat right now to another losing season and making the most of a chance to learn a new spot on the line.

Rozner: Bears new goal might be No. 1 pick

Sep 20 2015 | 7:06 pm - It’s early in the season for it to be so ugly, but the Bears are 0-2 and their quarterback is hurt. It’s not too early to start thinking about the No. 1 pick in the draft.

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