Tom Friend

Tom Friend

I am a senior writer at ESPN.com and an on-air feature reporter for ESPN Television. I have worked for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News and the Kansas City Star and was a columnist in the early 1990s for the now-defunct National Sports Daily. I co-authored two books: “Educating Dexter,’’ the autobiography of an illiterate football player, Dexter Manley; and “Jack Of All Trades,’’ the autobiography of baseball crony Jack McKeon. I graduated from the University of Missouri. My recent print work has been re-published in “2011 Best American Sports Writing’’ and was also cited by Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism. My television work earned a 2010 New York Festivals Award. I live in southern California with my wife and two children.
How I landed a Jerry Maguire cameo with Cruise, Gooding — and Kiper
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How I landed a Jerry Maguire cameo with Cruise, Gooding — and Kiper

Editor’s note: Thursday, Academy Award winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. visited ESPN’s Bristol campus to promote his new movie Red…
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