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Fred Frommer is an author, journalist, editor and sports and politics historian. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, where his stories often top the paper's "most read" sports and history sections. He also frequently writes for POLITICO Magazine and The Guardian, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN, Smithsonian Magazine and Sports Business Journal.

Five years before MLB adopted a pitch clock and banned the infield shift, Fred wrote a CNN opinion piece urging those steps to speed up the game. In addition, he has written dozens of celebrity and sports bios for Encyclopedia Britannica.

Fred had a distinguished 16-year career as a reporter and editor at The Associated Press, where he created an innovative beat on the intersection of sports and public policy, and covered the environment and federal courts beats. He is available for freelance writing and editing projects.

The Athletic recognized his story on the Nazi Olympic boycott campaign in its list of best writing and reporting of 2021.

Praise for Fred's book on Washington baseball:

“The national pastime has a rich history in the nation's capital, and Frederic Frommer tells this fascinating story splendidly. No fan's library should be without this book.” 

_George F. WIll, syndicated columnist 

"If you're a real baseball fan and a real Washington history buff, and you do like the intersection of politics and sports, Fred's book's the book to get on baseball in Washington"

_Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press

Fred is a native of Queens, N.Y., where he spent countless days bodysurfing in the Atlantic Ocean and playing stickball. He’s a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two sons, and is an avid cyclist.

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