Chris Colston

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Olean, NY, The United States
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Dan Jenkins, Harlan Coben, Charles Portis, Tom Drury, Carl Hiassen

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January 2021


WHY SHOULD YOU READ CHRIS COLSTON?

One word: Authenticity.

OK, maybe two words. Add “Unique.”

The authenticity comes from Colston’s 26 years as a professional sportswriter, including 13 years at USA Today and USA Today Sports Weekly. He’s been there, done that. But his career path is what makes his story remarkable. He had no journalism degree; after graduating from college he worked as a pizza delivery man, managed a corner hot dog stand, built moving crates, and sold shoes. His first journalism job came at rural weekly newspaper with a circulation of 300. From there he joined a university sports department, running its newspaper, circulation 3,000, before landing at USA Today Baseball Weekly, circulation 300,000. That led to covering NFL and

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