Agent: Jonathan Scott Literary Agency
Griffin, Georgia, United States
Home page: http://www.members.tripod.com/newsdude16/ and http://sportsreporter16.tripod.com/
For more than twenty years Jerry (Martin) Gutlon established a benchmark for incisive reporting in every market he has worked in, print and broadcast. He’s been published in The New York Times, and the Washington Post, among others. Jerry’s also reported extensively for ABC Radio, the Associated Press and United Press International.
He is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist who has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, Worcester Magazine, The New York Daily News and Civil Action magazine, among others. He’s also reported extensively for ABC Radio News, The Associated Press and United Press International.
Most recently, Jerry authored It Was Never About the Babe: The Red Sox, Racism, Mismanagement and the Curse of the Bambino, a nonfiction book published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., of New York City, and release in March 2009.
Gutlon, whose expertise lies in investigative news journalism and incisive sports reporting, was the recipient of a 1973 Barry Award for Best Achievement in Television Sports Reporting, a 1980 New York State Broadcasters’ Association Award for Public Service Reporting and numerous statewide awards for excellence in daily print journalism. He was nominated for 11 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Awards between 1981-1983, among dozens of his other broadcast and print news award nominations.
Growing up 20 miles south of Boston, Gutlon is a lifelong Red Sox fan. A native of Walpole, MA, he graduated from Sharon High School in Sharon, MA in 1970. He graduated cum laude from Grahm – three blocks from Fenway Park – in 1974, with a degree in broadcast journalism. Gutlon served as television sports director at WINR-TV in 1973-74, and established the educational cable TV station’s first-ever press relations with every professional Boston-based sports franchise, including the Red Sox. Simultaneously, he served as sports anchor and the host of a television sports talk show at WINR-TV.
While based in Boston he covered the Red Sox from 1972-74, and later covered the minor league Glens Falls (NY) White Sox and the Oneonta (NY) Yankees for radio. At various times he’s also covered the Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots, the Boston Bruins, the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves and the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit, among others, for various broadcast and print operations. He’s done both television and radio play-by-play for college and high school baseball, football, basketball and ice hockey.
Gutlon, 56, previously authored a yet-to-be-published book entitled, The Evil Empire: How Politics, Misconduct, Malfeasance, and Empire-Building Consigned Children to Death in Florida – at the Hands of the State Agency Charged with Protecting Them.
After graduating from Grahm, he worked radio news and sports at WKXL-AM/FM in Concord, NH and at WAZN-AM in Marlborough, MA.
Gutlon was then hired as operations manager for a student-run, educational radio station at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA, where he solicited donations, procured equipment, programmed the station and trained a student staff of 80. The station, WHAB-FM, debuted Aug. 1, 1979, six months ahead of schedule.
Returning to commercial radio in November 1979, Gutlon served as program director, music director, sports director and morning drive disc jockey at WIPS-AM in Ticonderoga, NY. He then traveled to WDOT-AM in Burlington, VT, where he anchored afternoon news and served as the nighttime disc jockey. After a brief stint as morning drive newsman and public affairs director at WDOS/WSRK in Oneonta, NY – where he won his New York State Broadcasters’ Award – he moved to the Worcester, MA market, where he worked for eight years, less a brief hiatus at WXAM-AM of Charlottesville, VA.
Gutlon served as the afternoon drive news anchor at WNEB-AM, and then as operations manager, news director and morning drive newsman at WORC-AM. He also began writing for Worcester Magazine focusing on investigative reporting and research. He later did double duty, serving as news director at WGFP-AM and covering the Webster-Dudley beat for The Webster Times, a weekly newspaper.
Moving into the daily newspaper realm, Gutlon relocated to Willimantic, CT, covering the City of Willimantic and Windham County governments for The Chronicle. A traditional weekend warrior in the Army National Guard, he accepted a position as a public affairs non-commissioned officer at the Connecticut State Headquarters in Hartford. But following a nine-year stint on active duty, Gutlon returned to the daily newspaper wars in October 1997.
In the wake of a brief stay at the Xenia Daily Gazette of Xenia, OH, he took a position with The Daily Sun in Lake County, FL. One of the few three-daily newspaper markets in the country, Gutlon moved to The Daily Commercial, a larger daily in the market, first covering county government, then later moving to the cops and courts beat.
A much larger daily soon beckoned however, and he assumed the duties of covering Martin County, FL for The Stuart News. Gutlon then seemingly took a step backwards circulation-wise when he moved to The Griffin Daily News of Griffin, GA, where he served as a county bureau chief, assistant sports editor and sports editor.
Gutlon then took a position in Korea with the U.S. Army in 2006, as a writer-editor for The Morning Calm, a Defense Department weekly. Now he’s back in Griffin, freelancing. He also served as the feature football writer for an international Website, suite101.com.
Many of his sports columns can be viewed at: http://sportsreporter16.tripod.com/. A wide variety of his other journalistic efforts can be viewed at: http://members.tripod.com/newsdude16.
Interests: investigative reporting, government, crime, religious, entertainment news, sports
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