Rick Telander Bio | Wiki
Rick Telander is an American journalist and sports columnist. Currently, he serves at the Chicago Sun-Times as the senior sports columnist. Rick joined the channel in 1995 where he was a Senior Writer. He also serves as the Basketball Evangelist for SLAM Magazine.
Rick was born in 1949 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. He is 73 years old.
Rick Telander Height
He is of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.72 m).
Rick Telander Family
He was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois by his parents. Rick holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. He has, however, not shared details regarding his parents and/or siblings.
Rick Telander Wife
Rick is married to his wife Judy. Together, the couple is blessed with four children named, Lauren, Cary, Zack, and Robin. Zack is a notable YouTube creator and Olympic weightlifter. The family lives in north suburban Highwood.
Rick Telander Education
He attended Richwoods High School, where he was an All-Conference quarterback. Later, Rick enrolled at Northwestern University on a football scholarship. While there, Rick played for coach Alex Agase as a cornerback making All-Big Ten his senior season and two-time All-Big Ten Academic.
Rick Telander Heaven Is A Playground | Books
In addition to his career, Rick is an author and has published several books. His Heaven Is a Playground (1974) made into a movie starring D.B. Sweeney. His other books include:
The Best American Sports Writing 2016
The ’85 Bears: We Were the Greatest
From Red Ink to Roses: The Turbulent Transformation of a Big Ten Program
In Life, First You Kick-Ass: Reflections on the 1985 Bears and Wisdom from Da Coach
Rick Telander Sun-Times
Rick currently serves at the Chicago Sun-Times as the senior sports columnist. He joined the channel in 1995 where he was a Senior Writer. After college, Rick was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1971 but was cut in training camp. Soon after, he commenced his career as a freelance writer, becoming a Special Contributor to Sports Illustrated in 1973. In the 1980s, Rick served as a Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated and was quickly recognized as a rising star.
While serving as the college football beat writer in the mid-1980s, he reported on the scandals that plagued the University of Miami and the University of Oklahoma among others. In December 1985, Rick was invited to work as a regular panelist on The Sportswriters on TV. He was 25 years younger than the three other panelists.
The show, the first of its kind, was nationally syndicated and developed a cult following before concluding its run in 2000. In January 2008, Rick caused controversy by refusing to submit a 2008 baseball Hall of Fame ballot. He cited frustration with steroid issues troubling baseball. He said in his January 9, 2008, Chicago Sun-Times column how he could not trust, and therefore could not vote, for anyone on the ballot.
Rick Telander Salary
He serves as the senior sports columnist at Sun-Times, he, therefore, receives a satisfactory salary. Rick’s average salary is $96,354 per year.
Rick Telander Net Worth
He has worked as a journalist for many years. Therefore, there is no doubt he has accumulated decent wealth over the years. The estimated net worth of Rick is $995,561.
How Old Is Rick Telander
Rick was born in 1949 in Peoria, thus, he is 73 years old.