Hudson Valley Sports Report

About Us

Rich Thomaselli is a nine-time award-winning writer and author, bringing 31 years of journalistic experience to his role as the founder and co-managing partner of Hudson Valley Sports Report.

Rich knows the Hudson Valley inside and out. He was born and raised in Beacon, and began his sportswriting career in 1986 at the age of 21 by covering high schools for the hometown Poughkeepsie Journal.Thomaselli

In 1996, Rich moved west, covering the University of Michigan football and basketball programs for the Ann Arbor News as well as The Sporting News magazine. Ironically, Michigan was Rich’s favorite college team growing up. Rich not only chronicled the Wolverines’ first football national championship in 50 years in 1998, but his coverage was instrumental in reporting on what was arguably one of the biggest college basketball scandals in recent memory involving Michigan’s famed ‘Fab Five.’ Rich also co-hosted a morning drive radio program in Ann Arbor and, later, was a host on several shows for WDFN, then the No. 1 sports radio station in Detroit.

Rich also covered the University of Miami football program for Florida Today, and for 11 years was the sports marketing writer for Advertising Age magazine. He has covered numerous Super Bowls, World Series, NCAA Tournaments and college football bowl games.

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