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Sports Journalist Chris Mannix to Speak at Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Marist College Center for Sports Communication will host a talk by sports writer and broadcaster Chris Mannix on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Nelly Goletti Theatre on the second floor of the Student Center. 

Mannix, a Sports Illustrated writer and NBC Sports host, will talk and answer questions about his experiences covering sports and offer advice to aspiring sports media professionals. The event is free and open to the public.

Mannix is perhaps best known for his insider coverage of the NBA and professional boxing, covering both sports for Sports Illustrated, where he has worked since 2003.  He is also the host of the Chris Mannix Show on NBC Sports Radio and is the ringside reporter for Fight Night on NBC and NBC Sports Network.  Mannix has been a frequent guest on sports talk programs such as The Dan Patrick Show and ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

Mannix has also become well known for his writing about first-person experiences with athletes.  He played guard in the NBA D-league, enrolled in bull riding school, and most famously sparred against boxer Juan Manuel Marquez. Growing up in Boston, Mannix started working in sports as a teenager as a locker room attendant for the Boston Celtics and by covering high school sports for The Boston Globe.  He continued those roles while earning his undergraduate degree in English from Boston College.

For more information about the event or the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, please visit its website at sportscomm.marist.edu.

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