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Robert Bernard Greene, Jr. is an American journalist, best known as an award-winning columnist for the “Chicago Tribune” newspaper for twenty-four years.
Greene is the author of books on subjects varying from Michael Jordan to small towns to U.S. presidents. He is also the author of the national bestseller “Hang Time: Days and Dreams with Michael Jordan”.
Greene attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and became a reporter and feature writer for the “Chicago Sun-Times” upon graduating in 1969, receiving a regular column in the paper within two years. Greene’s primary focus remained his newspaper column, for which he won the National Headliner’s Award for best column in 1977 from an American journalism group. Shortly afterward, Greene switched to the competing “Chicago Tribune”.
In 1993, his novel “All Summer Long” was published by Doubleday, and his columns are collected in several books. He was named Illinois Journalist of the year, and was credited with the Peter Lisagor Award for the Public Service Journalism in 1995, for his reporting on how the courts fail children in need.
Source -Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Greene