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Don Friske

Associated Sports Editor
  • Phone(847) 427-4432
  • Emaildfriske@dailyherald.com

Don Friske, following back-to-back summers as a sports intern, joined the Daily Herald full time in May 1977 after graduating from the University of Illinois. After spending one season covering the Chicago Bulls (long before the glory years; Ed Badger was the coach), Friske became the Daily Herald's beat reporter covering the Chicago Cubs. He held that position for six seasons, before developing an interest in copy editing and desk work.

Since early 1984, Friske has been Night Sports Editor, supervising the sports desk operation and the makeup of the Sports section front and overall section content. He has since assumed the title of Associate Sports Editor with an increased role in the overall supervision of the Sports department.

Don's role in direction the makeup of the Sports section has contributed greatly to the Daily Herald winning national recognition as a Top 10 Sports section from the Associated Press Sports Editors (1991, 1996, 1999, 2003), and other awards from journalism contests in Illinois. He is considered one of the finest headline writers at the Daily Herald, and those skills have contributed greatly to outstanding presentations during the championship runs of all Chicago sports teams.

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Bob Frisk: Best Sports Quotes of 2014

Dec 26 2014 | 10:58 am - “Discipline? Those morons (the Bears) don't know even know to spell the word.” Bob Frisk, who spent 50 years covering sports for the Daily Herald, offers up his annual column of favorite quotes from the world of sports. Here's his 2014...

Bob Frisk on the year's best quotes in sports

Dec 23 2013 | 6:35 pm - Bob Frisk is back with another annual installment of the year's best quotes in sports. Sit back, relax and see if family and friends agree with your favorite quote from this latest collection. There's always something to make you laugh.

Bob Frisk's favorite sports quotes of 2012

Dec 28 2012 | 10:08 am - Former Daily Herald Sports legend Bob Frisk returns with his annual treat: his favorite sports quotes of the year. Check out the gems he tucked away in his desk drawer at home throughout the year, and pick out your favorite. We guarantee a few of...

Bob Frisk's favorite sports quotes of 2012

Dec 28 2012 | 10:03 am - Former Daily Herald Sports legend Bob Frisk returns with his annual treat: his favorite sports quotes of the year. Check out the gems he tucked away in his desk drawer at home throughout the year, and pick out your favorite. We guarantee a few of...

Frisk returns with a letter to his grandson on the high school experience

Sep 04 2012 | 2:37 pm - When he retired four years ago in 2008, Bob Frisk's annual "letter to my grandson" retired with him... until now. Frisk, a tireless advocate of high school sports for 50 years at the Daily Herald, has returned to pen one more advice letter to his...

Bob Frisk's annual Best Sports Quotes

Dec 29 2011 | 11:11 am - Another year of Best Sports Quotes is about to come to a close, and Bob Frisk returns with his annual installment that is sure to make you laugh at least a time or two. See what some key figures from the world of sports had to say in 2011:

The best sports quotes of 2010

Dec 26 2010 | 8:28 am - It's that time of the year. We meet again. The end of 2010 brings me back to these Daily Herald sports pages, where I spent 50 enjoyable years until my retirement in December of 2008.

Zambrano to the rescue; next stop back to rotation

May 29 2010 | 9:51 pm - Carlos Zambrano had a hand Saturday in helping fellow starter Carlos Silva improve to 7-0.

Sharp Silva stays unbeaten, leads Cubs over Cards

May 29 2010 | 9:53 pm - Carlos Silva has gone from simply trying to make the Cubs' rotation in spring training to anchoring it for the first two months of the season.

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