Between the Bylines: The Life, Love and Loss of Los Angeles's Most Colorful Sports Journalist

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Doug Krikorian beat deadlines and made headlines for more than four decades as the Los Angeles region's most compelling sportswriter. His brash and combative style featured in the "Los Angeles Herald Examiner," then in the "Long Beach Press-Telegram" and on radio with partner Joe McDonnell, profiled a wide range of athletes. Krikorian's penetrating coverage shaped fans' perceptions of Wilt Chamberlain, Tommy Lasorda, Muhammad Ali, Georgia Frontiere and many others. But his hard edge was softened through his marriage to a British physical therapist named Gillian, whose heroic battle with an incurable disease also broke his spirit. He picked up the pieces to do what he's always done best--tell the story. Now he recounts that harrowing love story--and more--from a life spent in sportswriting.
ISBN: 9781626190047
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Sports
Images: 75
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A former sports writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner from 1968 until its demise in 1989, Doug Krikorian became the sports columnist for the Long Beach Press-Telegram for two more decades. He has been a sports-radio talk show host for Los Angeles radio stations and ESPN Radio, and a sports commentator on L.A. television. Fourteen-time NBA All-Star Jerry West led the Los Angeles Lakers to the 1972 NBA crown. He is enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame and was named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players. Known as "Mr. Clutch, " his silhouette adorns the NBA logo. During West's tenure as general manager, the Lakers won eight NBA championships.
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