Steve Marantz

Steve Marantz is an author, journalist, and podcaster. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he has worked as a sports reporter for the Kansas City Star, Boston Globe, and Sporting News magazine, and has covered police, banking, City Hall and State House for the Boston Globe and Boston Herald

As a researcher and producer at ESPN he contributed to the E:60 sports magazine show and the 30-for-30 documentary series. He has written four books, including The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ’68 Racial Divide and Citizen Akoy: Basketball and the Making of a South Sudanese American. He created a podcast, Championship Stories, and will soon launch another podcast, Dear College, that features the college admission and scholarship essays of high school seniors. 

Married to food journalist Alison Arnett, with two children and two grandchildren, he lives in Swampscott, MA. 

Book Reviews by Steve Marantz

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Michael J. Fox has played several iconic roles in his stellar acting career: his Marty McFly, Alex Keaton, and Mike Flaherty characters bear his indelible stamp.

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His memoir is both proud and self-effacing, candid and evasive, an artful nod to Shakespearean comedy and tragedy . . .”