Over its nine years of operation, City of Basketball Love has become more than just the area's top source for high school and college basketball news and analysis in the greater Philadelphia region. It's also become a training ground for the next generation of sports journalists, with dozens of high school and college students working with us every day.
CoBL writers get on-the-job training and mentorship from the get-go, whether they've been writing for several years or are getting into sports journalism for the first time. New writers learn to be better journalists by accompanying our more experienced staffers to games, getting stories edited and critiqued, conducting interviews, and learning to use social media and alternative platforms in a professional setting. We are flexible with writers' schedules; whether our writers are available one day a week or four, they still receive the same instruction and attention for whatever they write.
If you're interested in writing for CoBL -- as we are always looking for writers -- send our editor, Josh Verlin, an email at email@example.com. Please include a resumé and writing examples. No prior sports journalism experience required!
Here's a select list of some of CoBL's former writers, and what they're currently up to (as of May 20, 2022):
Andrew Albert — Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
Teddy Bailey — Senior Associate, Kivvit PR + Communications Solutions
Anthony Dabbundo — Staff Writer, The Action Network
Zach Drapkin — Quantitative Analyst, Philadelphia Eagles
Ray Dunne — Play-by-Play Broadcaster, The SFBN + others
Andy Edwards — Sports Information Specialist, The College of New Jersey
Madison Elliott — Reporter, Spectrum News Charlotte
Graham Foley — Social Media, Philadelphia Phillies
Tim Gallagher — Social Media Specialist, PECO
Mitchell Gladstone — Sports Reporter, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jack Goodwillie — Assistant AD for Comms., Whittier College
Jeff Griffith — Content Marketing Specialist, Drum Corps International
David Gough — Sports Writer, The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, N.C.)
Andrew Koob — Sports Reporter, NJ Advance Media
Vincent Lungaro — Marketing Comms. Specialist, PSU Alumni Assoc.
Jeff McDevitt — Social Media Video Producer/Editor, WWE
Owen McCue — Sports Reporter, Pottstown Mercury
Garrett Miley — Team Lead, Motion Recruitment/Freelance Writer
Jeff Neiburg — Staff Writer, Gregory FCA/Freelance Writer
Mitchell Northam — Digital Producer, North Carolina Public Radio
Eugene Rapay — Sports Reporter, The Journal News/LoHud
Stephen Pianovich — Freelance Writer, MLB.com
Thomas Primosch — Co-Founder/Scout, BPA Hoops
Madeline Pryor — Social Media Specialist, Princeton University
Tom Reifsnyder — Exercise Physiologist, Atlantic Health
Ari Rosenfeld — Owner/Scouting Director, Elite HS Scouting
Isabella Sanchez Castañeda — Digital Marketer/Founder, Isa Media Inc.
Tyler Sandora — Co-Founder/Scout, BPA Hoops