Pat Caputo

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Oakland Press Sports Columnist
Location Pontiac, Michigan, United States
Introduction Pat Caputo is a sports columnist for The Oakland Press. Caputo covered the Tigers from 1986-98, and Lions from 1998-2002 for The Oakland Press before becoming a columnist. Caputo was raised in Birmingham and played baseball and football at Groves High School. His photograph playing high school sports appeared in The Oakland Press. He has won numerous writing awards, including first place in column writing from the Michigan Associated Press and the Michigan Press Association, and from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has been named among the Top Ten sports columnists in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE), and has won honors in four of the APSE's six national award categories. He has garnered top national honors for his column writing and sports writing from the Local Media Association. Caputo, who has resided in Oakland County since he was nine years old, currently lives in Lake Orion. Caputo has a radio show weeknights and weekends on 97.1 FM, The Ticket, which is the flagship station for the Tigers, Lions and Red Wings. He also appears regularly on FOX 2 television on "SportsWorks."
Interests Sports, Writing, Reading, Music, Politics and just about anything that is interesting. Not much isn't.
Favorite Movies The Graduate, Hangover, The Last Waltz, Field of Dreams, Lost in Translation, On The Waterfront, Raging Bull, Babel, The Great Escape, 42, *61, Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite Music Johnny Cash, Anything Motown - especially Marvin Gaye, Marshall Mathers Garth Brooks, Dirtbombs, Death Cab For Cutie, Hank Williams Sr, Rolling Stones, Chris Cornell, Green Day, Linkin Park, Dr. Dre, 54-40, The Band, Miles Davis, Black Keys, Kinks, Roxy Music, George Strait, The Fray, Green Day, Trent Reznor, Jack Johnson, One Republic
Favorite Books Boys on the Bus, Teammates, Paper Lion, The Best and the Brightest, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ragtime, Atonement, A Good Walk Spoiled, House of Sand and Fog, When Pride Still Mattered.