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I was a child of the 60's, though not a child of the 60's, which explains why my heroes of that decade were Jake Gibbs, Thurman Munson (both Yankee catchers) and Neil Armstrong. I was born at Georgetown University Hospital to an insurance broker and physical therapist. We moved to Westchester County and then Long Island, where we picked up two sisters. In 1973, the five of us moved to Liverpool. No, not the home of the Beatles, a suburb of Syracuse, N.Y.
After a big, public high school education, I went to Northwestern University for a medium, private college education. I graduated from the Medill School of Journalism in 1985 and two days later started my internship at The Post. I have been here ever since.
After a couple of years of general assignment work (Navy, Virginia, backup on Redskins), I covered Maryland football and basketball before switching to the Washington Capitals in the fall of 1989. I began covering the Redskins full-time in July of 1994.
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