Title: Sports Columnist, Screenwriter, Author
Location: Pasadena, California, United States
John Schulian, Sports Columnist, Screenwriter, Author, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Media.
Known as the co-creator of “Xena: Warrior Princess” and a screenwriter on such science fiction favorites as “The Outer Limits,” Mr. Schulian was already a nationally syndicated sports columnist when he moved into Hollywood as a writer, producer, and in recent years, journalist. Since 2016 he has contributed to the Deadspin website of Gizmodo Media Group, as well as Esquire Magazine. He has never lost his interest in sports writing, and in 2016 received a PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing from PEN America. Mr. Schulian is recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, and a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He was selected for the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.
Born to John and Estella Schulian in Los Angeles, Mr. Schulian left the city to study with the University of Utah, and earned an MS from Northwestern University before joining the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. He had been a copy editor with the Salt Lake Tribune, and went on to the Baltimore Evening Sun as a reporter after the Army. Mr. Schulian was named sports columnist of the Chicago Daily News in 1977, and in 1984 he joined the Philadelphia Media Network as a sports columnist. It was in 1986 that he became a staff writer and staff editor of “Miami Vice,” which launched his television career. Mr. Schulian was prolific in both sports programs and television programs like “Hercules” and “Judge Advocate General.” He is credited as a creative consultant of “The Untouchables,” and ventured into literature with “A Better Goodbye” in 2015. His latest work, “The Great American Sports Page,” features a forward from Charles P. Pierce and is a celebration of the newspaper scribes who made sportswriting a glorious popular art that has immortalized America’s greatest games and athletes.
Mr. Schulian was honored in the middle of his career with a 1985 Nat Fleischer Excellence in Boxing Journalism Award, following on the heels of two Best Sports Stories Awards, two Column Writing Awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors, and a 1980 National Headliners Club Award. More recently, he was inducted into The Medill School Of Journalism Hall of Achievement on May 17, 2018. Mr. Schulian was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Boxing Writers Association of America, the Pacific Coast League Historical Society, and the Baseball Reliquary. Mr. Schulian has been invited as a columnist for Sports Illustrated, and in 2004 he was a professional-in-residence at the University of Utah. His byline has appeared and continues to appear in such publications as the New York Times, Playboy, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, the Oxford American Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.
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