Chuck King, Managing Editor
King started covering Florida Atlantic in 2002 for the Boca Raton News. The Owls' football team had yet to make its jump to Division I-A, or the Football Bowl Series or whatever the NCAA decides to call it this week. Remember that frenetic I-AA playoff run?
Two years later he made the move to the Palm Beach Post, and has written for that paper as a staff member and a freelancer ever since. King served as Marcus Nelson's backup, writing stories about athletes in nearly every sport FAU offers.
King is familiar with the specific advantages and challenges associated with developing and maintaining a sports web site. His MinorLeagueDugout.com site is one of the fastest growing minor league baseball sites on the Web. In 2004 King wrote The Funniest Thing I've Ever Seen: More than 100 crazy stories from minor league baseball. He's looking forward to bringing FAU baseball some of the coverage that's been lacking in the major local media.
Not always a sports writer, King has also worked for IBM as a multimedia producer and WPEC News 12 as a weather producer.
A graduate of Spanish River High School, King received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Hartford. Prior to becoming editor of the student newspaper there, King spent a year as sports editor. Basketball was the main sport for the Hawks, and one of their biggest rivals was Boston University, then coached by a young Mike Jarvis. How's that for coming full circle?