College Club welcomes Mark Di Ionno Star-Ledger columnist and Author

Mark Di Ionno, veteran newspaper writer and award-winning author, will talk about his career in journalism at The Chelsea on Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Credits: Twitter @MarkDiIonno

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.

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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.

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