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Scot Gregor

White Sox Beat Writer
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Scot Gregor has been covering the Chicago White Sox for the Daily Herald since 1994.

That was the same year Michael Jordan traded in his basketball shoes for baseball spikes, sparking a media frenzy at the Sox' erstwhile spring training camp in Sarasota, Fla.

The longest tenured baseball beat writer in Chicago, Gregor has seen it all on the South Side. He has dealt with the Jordan mania, a talkative shortstop named Ozzie Guillen, brooding slugger Frank Thomas, overmatched manager Terry Bevington, and class acts such as Robin Ventura, Roberto Hernandez, Jerry Manuel, Paul Konerko and Mark Buehrle.

Along the way, Gregor chronicled the White Sox' abbreviated appearances in the 2000 and '08 playoffs, as well as the Sox' dominating 2005 run to their first World Series championship in 88 years.

The American League Central division correspondent for The Sporting News' annual preview magazine, Gregor's work covering the White Sox and Major League Baseball also has appeared in Street and Smith's magazine, ESPN, MLB's national program, the Detroit Free-Press and the Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo.

Gregor's most memorable story was written on Opening Day on 1998, and it was an exclusive on former Sox infielder Greg Norton, who candidly discussed his father's murder of his mother nine years earlier.

Prior to covering the White Sox, Gregor was the Daily Herald's DePaul beat writer for five years. Yes, he actually remembers when the Blue Demons were a competitive basketball program.

Before joining the Daily Herald in 1985, Gregor was the sports editor for the Urbana (Ohio) Daily Citizen for two years. Gregor graduated from Ohio University with a degree in journalism.

A Pittsburgh native, he lives in Palatine with his wife and two children.

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What White Sox fans can expect from the new guys

Dec 20 2014 | 7:10 pm - The White Sox have added six new players since Nov. 18, and they now rate as playoff contenders in 2015. From Jeff Samardzija to Dan Jennings, beat writer Scot Gregor takes a closer look at the newcomers and projects their impact.

White Sox smiling about new building blocks

Dec 17 2014 | 10:13 am - With free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera officially signed with the White Sox on Tuesday, smiles were everywhere at the U.S. Cellular Field news conference featuing new additions Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson. White Sox GM Rick Hahn has a lot...

Viciedo’s days with White Sox appear to be numbered

Dec 16 2014 | 10:36 pm - Now that Melky Cabrera is the White Sox' new left fielder with a three-year, $42 million contract, look for the team to trade Dayan Viciedo. Eligible for salary arbitration, Viciedo is expected to make roughly $4.5 million in 2015.

Viciedo’s days numbered as White Sox welcome Cabrera

Dec 14 2014 | 1:35 pm - The White Sox' impressive off-season continues with the addition of free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will sign a three-year contract after passing a physical. Cabrera batted .301 with the Blue Jays last season.

Sox sign closer Robertson to 4-year deal

Dec 10 2014 | 11:00 pm - The White Sox were a mess in the ninth inning last season, but they officially cleaned up the problem Wednesday, signing free-agent closer David Robertson to a four-year, $46 million contract. Robertson saved 39 games for the Yankees last season.

Samardzija, White Sox a perfect fit

Dec 09 2014 | 5:08 pm - The White Sox made it official on Tuesday - right-handed starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has been acquired in a trade from the Oakland A's. The Valpariso, Indiana, native was a Sox fan as a youngster.

Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson coming to White Sox

Dec 09 2014 | 11:53 am - The White Sox reportedly made two huge splashes at the winter meetings late Monday night, acquiring starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija in a trade from the Oakland A's and signing closer David Robertson, who saved 39 games for the New York Yankees last...

Pursued by Blue Jays, White Sox VP Williams says he’s staying put

Dec 07 2014 | 3:12 pm - The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly interested in hiring Kenny Williams as president and chief executive officer. Williams, the White Sox' executive vice president and former general manager, said "that ship has sailed" and he's remaining on the...

Reinsdorf nixes Blue Jays’ overture to Williams

Dec 08 2014 | 8:46 pm - Contacted by the Toronto Blue Jays. who are looking for a new president/CEO, Kenny Williams was denied an interview by the White Sox. Williams said he's happy to remain as the Sox' executive VP.

Hahn in no rush to make more moves for White Sox

Dec 07 2014 | 8:19 pm - The White Sox still have holes to fill and they could be active at the winter meetings this week. Sox general manager Rick Hahn has already added free agents Adam LaRoche and Zach Duke, but he is in no rush to make additional moves.

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