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Tom Quinlan

Sports Editor
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Daily Herald Sports Editor Tom Quinlan joined the newspaper in 1978 after working as a VISTA volunteer in Kansas City's inner-city neighborhoods for a year in which he served as a tutor, a coach and a community organizer.

He held numerous positions at the Daily Herald before becoming Sports Editor not long after Michael Jordan's first retirement. Among his roles: copy editor, Rolling Meadows reporter, Assistant News Editor/columnist for Lake County, Assistant Features Editor, Features Editor, City Editor, Weekend News Editor, and Metro Editor. While he is proud of the Sports staff for winning the Associated Press Sports Editor Sports Section honors, he is most proud of the staff's work throughout some of Chicago's biggest events: local coverage of the Solheim Cup, PGA Championships and PGA events, the Breeders' Cup and Arlington Million, playoff drives by the Cubs, the World Series title by the White Sox in 2005, the Bears run to the Super Bowl in 2006, the Bulls title runs in the 1990s, and the Stanley Cup Championship by the Blackhawks as well as the Winter Classic at Wrigley Field.

While his main responsibility is directing the pro sports staff, he enjoys attending suburban pro sports events, college games and high school sports. As one of 13 children growing up in rural Iowa (as opposed to the Big City life in Iowa), he and his siblings played lots of sports and games to occupy their time. While sitting on the bench for a winless high school basketball team, he developed an appreciation for sports writing, which led him to the University of Iowa, where he graduated with a major in journalism and also worked as a correspondent for the Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette and Iowa City Press Citizen. Tom and his wife, Susan, live in Mount Prospect.

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Dec 27 2012 | 5:02 pm - The Daily Herald earned a Top 10 ranking in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual Web contest for 2012, APSE officials announced Thursday.

Indiana high school honors Babcock McGraw

Nov 09 2012 | 7:39 pm - Patricia Babcock McGraw, an award-winning sports writer and columnist for the Daily Herald, picked up another big honor Friday night in her hometown of Culver, Ind., when her former high school held a ceremony to pay tribute to her standout...

City Series Game 3: Talk today with our baseball experts

May 20 2012 | 9:55 am - It's the final game of the three-game City Series at Wrigley, but there's still a lot of baseball to be played this season. Can the White Sox turn this series into a clean sweep, or will the Cubs break things up with a win today? Share your views...

City Series special: Talk with our baseball experts

May 19 2012 | 5:57 pm - For White Sox and Cubs fans who want to get warmed up for tonight's Game 2 of the City Series, let us know what's on your mind and we'll give you a chance to fire questions at our baseball experts, Sox beat writer Scot Gregor and Cubs beat writer...

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Mar 23 2012 | 5:34 am - Baseball was in the air, and about 100 Subscriber Total Access members soaked it all in Thursday night in Schaumburg at a live videotaping of the Daily Herald's "Ask the Sports Writers" question-and-answer session. Mike Imrem, Bruce Miles, Scot...

Ask the Sports Writers: SoxFest Q&A

Jan 26 2012 | 2:11 pm - In this week's edition of our “Ask the Sports Writers” video Q&A, White Sox beat writer Scot Gregor looks at the highlights of SoxFest (a 2005 reunion), what kind of questions the GM and manager will be asked, and what kind of reception...

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