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Dave has been a print and broadcast journalist for more than 25 years and has worked at the Washington Post, AOL and Voice of America. He has produced and reported segments for ESPN, CNN, and NBC, among others. Most recently, Dave worked as a senior editor at Universal Sports and as editorial manager at Travelchannel.com. Dave has conducted exclusive, personal interviews with some of the top athletes in the world. They include soccer legend Pele, swimming sensation Michael Phelps, basketball great Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and track and field icon Carl Lewis. His varied writings have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Sport Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine and others. As a broadcaster, Dave has produced segments for CNN and ESPN and was the radio play-by-play voice for DC United of Major League Soccer. He has hosted World Cup soccer talk programs on XM Satellite Radio. Dave is the author of three books on sports, including the best-selling Tales From the Maryland Terrapins, a Collection of the Greatest Stories Ever Told. His first book, Unlucky: A Season of Struggle in Minor League Professional Soccer, chronicles his efforts to play professional soccer for the first time at the age of 40; it received international acclaim. His third book, Legends of Maryland Basketball, honors the top 25 basketball personalities in the history of the University of Maryland. Dave maintains a lifelong passion for sports. He was an all-conference middle distance runner (800 meters) and a soccer player at the University of Maryland and was captain of the Terps track team in 1980. He was a New Jersey high school all-state selection in soccer and track and field and in October 2010 was inducted into the North Dame High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2008 Dave completed his first marathons, in Boston and New York City, and hopes someday to run another 26.2-mile race. A native of Trenton, New Jersey, he lives with his wife Sharon and son Cayden in Northern Virginia.

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