Mel Greenberg

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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Journalist
Location Philadelphia, Pa., United States
Introduction Mel Greenberg has been on the staff of The Philadelphia Inquirer for 39 years. While he has performed various duties in more than three decades of employment at the paper, he is best known for his national and local coverage of women’s basketball at the collegiate and professional levels. Along the way, Greenberg continued to institute and expand national news coverage of women's collegiate teams, and in more recent times the professional WNBA. He has covered almost every national finals dating back to the era of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), when his first championship event to report was in 1976 at the finals at Penn State. He also has covered the WNBA extensively every summer since the pro league's beginning in 1997, as well as the former American Basketball League during its brief existence from 1996-98. His knowledge as a historian of the modern era of the sport has earned Greenberg various nicknames as "The Guru," "Mr. Women's Basketball," "The Godfather," and several others.