George Willis joins Boxingtalk team!

30/10/2006

George Willis joins Boxingtalk team!

NY Post boxing scribe makes B-talk debut this week

Boxingtalk.com is extremely proud to announce that George Willis has joined our ever growing team of writers. Willis has been a general sports columnist at the New York Post since February 1997.  He previously worked at the New York Times from 1994 to 1997, serving as the beat reporter for the New York Mets of the National League and the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association.  Prior to that, he worked for seven years at Newsday, covering the New York Football Giants, including their 1990 Super Bowl season.  He has covered boxing on and off throughout his career, starting in his hometown of Las Cruces, N.M. and then in Memphis, TN where he took boxing from the back of the sports pages to the lead story each month.  While at the Post, he has covered boxing since 1999 and became the primary boxing writer in 2002. 

As a columnist, Willis’ has won writing awards from the Pro Football Writers Association, the Golf Writers Association of America and the Boxing Writers Association of America. He earned a degree in Journalism from New Mexico State University and later served on NMSU's Journalism Advisory Board. Mr. Willis is a past board member of the Pro Football Writers' Association and is currently a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Golf Writers Association of America and the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He lives in Whippany, N.J., with his wife Teresa and 12-year-old daughter Taylor Ashley.