FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains welcomes lifetime newspaperman and a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist in news commentary, Mark Di Ionno to share stories about his journalism career on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at The Chelsea (295 South Ave, Fanwood).
Di Ionno is a columnist, editor as an author of award-winning nonfiction books about New Jersey with a specific focus on the Revolutionary war in the Watchung mountains. His book, A Guide to New Jersey’s Revolutionary War Trail, received the New Jersey Academic Alliance Award.
A four-time winner of the New Jersey Press Association’s 1st place award for column writing with The Star-Ledger, Di Ionno was of the principal editors involved in its 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Gov. Jim McGreevey’s abrupt resignation and the 2001 Pulitzer-finalist coverage of the Seton Hall fire. He began his career in sports and was a columnist at the New York Post, where he broke many stories, including parts of baseball’s case against Pete Rose and the undoing of Mike Tyson.
Mark Di Ionno is the author of three award-winning nonfiction books that include New Jersey’s Coastal Heritage, A Guide to New Jersey’s Revolutionary War Trail. and The Last Newspaperman, which was also a finalist in USA Books and ForeWord Reviews “Best of 2012” contests.
The program is free and open to the public.