Thom Loverro, one of the country’s top sports journalists and co-host of a local sports talk show, was recently a guest speaker at the Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C.
Loverro, whose paternal grandparents emigrated from Bari, Italy, grew up in Brooklyn and later moved to Pennsylvania. He began his journalism career in 1977 and worked as a newspaper reporter for a number of newspapers. For eight years he was a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun. In 1992, Loverro became a sports writer for the Washington Times, where he remained until 2009.
Loverro is currently co-host of “The Sports Fix,” on ESPN 980 radio aired in Washington from noon to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. His sports column is published by the Washington Examiner.
Loverro is also the author of 11 sports books, the favorite of which, he says, is Washington Redskins: The Authorized History, which he wrote in 1996.