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Professional Boxer Turned Journalist: ‘I Never Imagined I Would Be on the Other Side of the Notebook’

Words of praise for New York Post staff reporter Kevin Fasick can be found throughout a recent profile piece in his Pennsylvania hometown newspaper the Altoona Mirror. And they speak volumes.

Post deputy metropolitan editor Danny Greenfield calls Fasick one of the paper’s “aces in the hole,” while a former Columbia journalism school teacher remembers the 2007 honors graduate as a “terrific reporter, tenacious without being a jerk.” In the fall of 2011, Fasick wrote a fond tribute to his former boxing mentor, Joe Frazier. That same year, he also scored a memorable exclusive video interview with Anthony Weiner. From the Altoona Mirror piece:

Fasick told the politician he could at least give him a couple minutes in light of his rudeness from a previous encounter. The interview, resulting in Weiner saying for the first time he was not going to resign from his post, went viral.

Fasick, now 45 and a resident of Harlem, went 5-3 as a boxer in the 1980s. Read the full article by Amanda Gabeletto here.

[Photo courtesy New York Post]

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