Dan Shaughnessy is a sports columnist and associate editor at the Boston Globe. He was born in Groton, Massachusetts, graduated from Holy Cross, and worked part-time at the Boston Globe from 1973-77. He covered the Baltimore Orioles for the Baltimore Evening Sun and the Washington Star from 1977-81. He re-joined the Globe fulltime in 1981 and has been a sports columnist since 1989. He has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year 14 times and 12 times has been voted one of America's top ten sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors. In 2016 Shaughnessy was the recipient of the BBWAA Career Excellence Award for "meritorious contributions to baseball writing,'' presented at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Shaughnessy has written thirteen books, including New York Times bestseller "Francona,'' "The Curse of the Bambino,'' and "Senior Year." He most recently wrote "Wish It Lasted Forever -- Life With The Larry Bird Celtics", a book about his days covering the 1980s Bird Celtics. He makes regular appearances on MLB Network, WHDH SportsXtra, and NBC Sports Boston. He holds honorary doctorates from Southern New Hampshire University and Nichols College.