Tim SassoneChicago Blackhawks Beat Writer
Tim Sassone has covered the Chicago Blackhawks and the National Hockey League since 1988 after working for four years on the Daily Herald's sports copy desk. He covers the Blackhawks on a daily basis, home and road, writing stories for the newspaper and website and contributing daily blogs on the website.
Sassone has won numerous writing awards, including a Peter Lisagor award in 2008 for his hockey writing. In 2007, Sassone was nominated for the Elmer Ferguson Award as a finalist for entrance into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
He is a frequent guest on Chicago sports talk radio and a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
In addition to his hockey duties at the Daily Herald, Sassone has contributed with coverage of the Chicago White Sox and Cubs and major league baseball. Sassone covered the first night game at Wrigley Field in 1988, various All-Star Games and both the Cubs and White Sox in the playoffs.
Sassone also covered prep sports for the Daily Herald before joining the Daily Herald full-time in 1984, leaving a position at Pro Football Weekly.
Sassone graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with a journalism degree.
A native of Chicago's Western suburbs, he now lives in Lisle.