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Le Anne Screiber
|Born||August 4, 1945|
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||May 31, 2019 (aged 73)|
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
Schreiber replaced George Solomon in this position, who had served for twenty-one months as ombudsman. Schreiber had a two-year contract as ombudsman and wrote at least one column a month, with her tenure coming to an end in March 2009.
Prior to her work as the ESPN ombudsman, Schreiber been employed by The New York Times, first as sports editor and then as a deputy editor for The New York Times Book Review. She also covered the 1976 Montreal Olympics and was editor-in-chief of womenSports magazine. She was also a decorated journalist, having won a National Magazine Award in 1991.
Schreiber, the author of Midstream: An Intimate Journal of Loss and Discovery, was divorced and lived in rural upstate New York. She had a master's degree from Harvard and had been a professor at University at Albany, SUNY and Columbia. Her book Light Years was a New York Times 1996 Notable Book of the Year.
- Sandomir, Richard (June 4, 2019). "Le Anne Schreiber, 73, Dies; a First Among Sports Editors". The New York Times. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
- "Le Anne Schreiber". Contemporary Authors Online. August 15, 2002. Retrieved on December 20, 2010.
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