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Hall of Fame NBA Writer and Broadcaster Peter Vecsey to Speak at Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE - Basketball Hall of Fame writer and broadcaster Peter Vecsey will speak at Marist College on October 24 at 7 p.m. in the Nelly Goletti Theatre in the Student Center. Vecsey will talk and answer questions about his experiences covering the sport and the changes his industry has gone through. The event is sponsored by the Marist College Center for Sports Communication. It is free and is open to the public.Peter Vecsey

For over three decades, Vecsey worked as a basketball columnist and is likely best known for his long running column in the New York Post. Vecsey specializes in writing about NBA insider information and is known for cultivating behind-the-scenes sources. His hard-edged writing style has made him one of the most anticipated, widely read, and, at times, feared columnists in professional sports.

In addition to his work as a writer, Vecsey has been an NBA television analyst on NBC, TNT, and, most recently, NBA TV. Vecsey was a fixture on NBC Sports throughout the 1980’s and 90’s as the NBA experienced unprecedented growth. In 2009, Vecsey was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and given the Curt Gowdy Media Award, an annual award given by the Hall to outstanding basketball writers and broadcasters.

Vecsey was born in Queens and graduated from athletic powerhouse Archbishop Molloy High School. He is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.

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