Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bernard Fernandez

Bernard Fernandez is a native of New Orleans who was bitten by the journalism bug when he won a citywide Catholic schools essay contest for eighth graders. His first newspaper job was as a copyboy for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans in the summer of 1964. He has also been a sports writer at the Houma Courier (La.), Miami Herald, Jackson Daily News (Miss.) and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Bernard has been at the Philadelphia Daily News for 23 years. His primary beats are boxing, which he has covered for nearly 20 years, and Penn State football. During his career, he has served as four-term president of the Boxing Writers Association of America; received the Nat Fleischer Award from the BWAA in April 1999 for lifetime achievement; been inducted into the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame (2005), and received 63 local, state, regional and national writing and public-service awards, including two firsts and a second in the APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors) writing contest.

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Bernard Fernandez
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Photos: Hopkins vs. Dawson
Hopkins loses title to Dawson

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