Bill Simmons

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Biography

  • Birth Name: William J. Simmons
  • Birth Place: Worcester, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/25/1960, Libra
  • Profession: Author; journalist
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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 BS Report; 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 and 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
  • William Simmons - Father
  • Ben Simmons - Son
  • Zoe Simmons - Daughter
  • Bill Simmons Awards:
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program - Winner
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • College of the Holy Cross, Greenwich, MA (BS in Political Science, 1992); Boston University, Boston, MA (MA in Print Journalism)

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