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