Longtime Philadelphia Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann selected as Hochman award winner by PSWA

December 5, 2017|


The dais continues to grow for the annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association dinner, taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill on Monday January 15th, 2018 (tickets on sale now here). Longtime Philadelphia Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann has been chosen as this year’s Stan Hochman award winner.

Hofmann recently retired after a distinguished 37-year career with the Daily News. While with the Daily Pennsylvanian, Rich took a temporary job at the Daily News in 1980 covering for the illness of executive sports editor Mike Rathet. He never left.
Rich went on to cover boxing, the Big 5, the Eagles beat and did investigations and much more before starting a career of more than a quarter-century as one of the nation’s finest and most honored sports columnists. He won several APSE and Keystone awards and was named the Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year many times by the National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association, voted on by his peers.

With his column, Rich covered numerous Winter and Summer Olympics, World Series, Super Bowls, NBA championships, Stanley Cup finals, Masters and Final Fours in addition to countless Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Sixers games.
For the past few years, Rich had been the sports editor of the Daily News and then Philadelphia Media Network before retiring in September.
Stan Hochman, known for his distinctive writing style and his incomparable interview ability, was an award-winning columnist for the Daily News for 55 years before his death in 2015. The Inquirer’s Mike Sielski was the winner of the inaugural Hochman Award in 2016 and Inquirer colleague Jeff McLane was last year’s honoree.

Hofmann joins Sixers broadcaster Marc Zumoff of NBC Sports Philadelphia and Eagles great/Soul owner Ron Jaworski at this year’s 114th annual dinner. Over the next few days and weeks, a number of other award winners will be announced, including the Pro Athlete of the Year, Living Legend, Native Son and Team of the Year. The PSWA’s signature event, the Most Courageous Athlete, will be announced at the conclusion of the dinner.

The public is encouraged to attend – click here for tickets – just $95! For more information email pswadinner@yahoo.com

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