Mitch Albom Biography and Wiki
Mitch Albom is a well-known American author, journalist, and musician. He is best recognized for the inspirational stories and ideas that thread through his books, plays, and films, having garnered national prominence for sports writing in his early career.
Mitch Albom Age
Mitch is 64 years old as of 2022, he was born on May 23, 1958, in Passaic, New Jersey.
Mitch Albom Height
Mitch stands at an average height and moderate weight.
Mitch Albom Parents and College
Albom was born in Passaic, New Jersey, to a Jewish family. He lived in Buffalo, New York for a short time before moving to Oaklyn, New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his family. He grew up in a small, middle-class neighborhood where the majority of the residents never moved.
Albom was reportedly quoted as saying that his parents were always encouraging and would remark, “Expect your life to not end here. There is a vast universe out there. See it for yourself.” That message was taken to heart by his older sister, younger brother, and himself, who all traveled extensively. His siblings have made their homes in Europe.
Mitch Albom Husband and Married
Mitch is married to his loving wife Janine Sabino.
Mitch Albom Net worth
Mitch has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2022.
Mitch Albom Wikipedia
Albom became interested in journalism while living in New York. He continued to support himself by working evenings in the music industry and began writing for the Queens Tribune, a weekly newspaper in Flushing, New York, during the day. His efforts helped him gain admission to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. To help pay for his education, he worked as a babysitter during his time there.
Albom obtained part-time work with SPORT magazine in addition to his midnight piano performance. He freelanced in that industry after graduating for journals including Sports Illustrated, GEO, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and covered various Olympic sports events in Europe, including track and field and luge, paying for his own airfare and selling articles after he arrived.
He began working for The Fort Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel as a full-time feature writer in 1983 and was later promoted to columnist. Albom was appointed as the lead sports writer for the Detroit Free Press in 1985, after winning the Associated Press Sports Editors award for outstanding Sports News Story that year. He replaced Mike Downey, a renowned columnist who had taken a job with the Los Angeles Times.
Albom’s sports section immediately gained a following. Albom was requested to add a weekly non-sports column to his duties when the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News consolidated their weekend magazines in 1989. That piece, which appeared in the “Comment” section on Sundays, was about American life and values. It was eventually syndicated throughout the United States. Both columns are required.
He became one of the most award-winning sports reporters of his generation during his time in Detroit. The Associated Press Sports Editors named him the best sports columnist in the country a record 13 times, and he won the best feature writing accolades from the same organization a record seven times.
There has never been a writer who has won the award more than once. The National Headliner Awards, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists have all given him awards for his writing.
Albom received the APSE’s Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement on June 25, 2010, during the APSE’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. A number of Albom’s colleagues, including fellow Red Smith Award winner Dave Kindred, slammed the choice. Albom was named into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame announced his induction in May 2017.
Mitch Albom Books
- Tuesdays with Morrie
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven
- The Stranger in the Life Boat
- For one More Day
- Have Little Faith