ARATON, HARVEY (1952– ), U.S. sports columnist. Born and raised in New York, Araton graduated from the City University of New York in 1975. He worked at the Staten Island Advance (1970–77), New York Post (1977–83), and New York Daily News (1983–91), where he was a columnist, before joining the New York Times as a sports reporter and national basketball columnist in March 1991. He became a Sports of the Times columnist in 1994. He was nominated by the Times for the Pulitzer Prize in 1994. Araton also wrote for the New York Times Magazine, gq Magazine, espn Magazine, Sport Magazine, Tennis Magazine, and Basketball Weekly. He was the winner of the Associated Press Sports Editors award for enterprise reporting in 1992, and in 1997 for column writing. Araton was the winner in the column-writing category of the Women's Sports Foundation journalism awards in 1998. He is the author or co-author of three books: Alive & Kicking (When Soccer Moms Take the Field And Change Their Lives Forever) (2001); Money Players (Inside The New nba) (1997); and The Selling of the Green (The Financial Rise and Moral Decline of the Boston Celtics) (1992).
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