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William J. Simmons
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Bill Simmons Fast Facts:
First writing experience came from a steady column called "Ramblings" in The Crusader, Holy Cross's school paper; later served as the paper's sports editor.
Worked for the Boston Herald soon after college covering high-school sports and penning sports profiles and editorials; also freelanced for the Boston Phoenix.
Gained notoriety with a column dubbed "Boston Sports Guy" for an online site called Digital City Boston; it earned him an offer from ESPN.
Left the Boston area after being hired to work as a writer on
Jimmy Kimmel Live
; he left the show to write full-time for ESPN.
Columns appear in ESPN.com's "Page 2" section; formerly wrote a column for ESPN The Magazine, calling it quits in July of 2009 after seven years.
Executive producer for ESPN's documentary series,
30 for 30
Hosts a podcast on ESPN called the
; interviews tend to be sports-focused but guests range from sports analysts to actors to comedians, and even to friends.
Authored the books
Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help From Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank and the 2004 Red Sox
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
Created a recurring cartoon short that appeared on ESPN.com called the
The Sports Guy
Bill Simmons Relationships:
Kari Crichton - Wife
Ben Simmons - Son
Zoe Simmons - Daughter
William Simmons - Father
Bill Simmons Awards:
2014 Emmy: Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program - Winner
2015 Producers Guild Awards: Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television - Nominee
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
College of the Holy Cross, Greenwich, MA (BS in Political Science, 1992); Boston University, Boston, MA (MA in Print Journalism)
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