Awards

2010 MDDC, 3rd Place, Best Online Blog or Commentary

2008 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, First-Place Sports Feature

2002 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, First-place Sports Feature, Division D

1999 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, First-place Sports Story, Division D

1998 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, Second-place Sports Column, Division D

1997 Suburban Newspapers of America, Second-place, Best Sports Writing

1996 Suburban Newspapers of America, member of Best Sports Section staff

1985 Virginia Press Association, Sports Feature Writing

1983 Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) Media Award, as an intern with The Brooklyn (NY) Paper

Bio

David Driver
Photo by Phil Kushin
Danube River, Budapest

David Driver is a native of Harrisonburg, Virginia and played baseball at Turner Ashby High and Eastern Mennonite College (now University). He graduated from EMC in 1985 with a degree in English and a minor in journalism. He has lived in the Washington, D.C. area for nearly 25 years and was the first sports editor of the daily Baltimore Examiner and for nearly 10 years was also the sports editor of Laurel (Md.) Leader, now part of the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He is now a full-time free-lance writer and is the main correspondent for The Sports Xchange, a national content provider for UPI/Reuters, in the coverage of the Washington Nationals. He also covers major college basketball in the Baltimore-Washington region for The Sports Xchange and in the past covered college and pro sports for The Associated Press as a free-lancer.

Driver has also provided unique content for several Division I and III athletic and main university websites, including George Mason University, the University of Mary Washington, George Washington University, Towson University, Northeastern, Goucher College, Gallaudet and Coastal Carolina. For two academic years he was a special correspondent for the athletic website at Longwood University in Virginia. Driver has also contributed to the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Washington Times, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Daily News, The Oregonian, Sacramento Bee, the Lakeland (FL) Ledger, Austin (TX) American-Statesman and many daily and weekly papers throughout North America, as well as www.milb.com and Baseball America.

He is also a contributor to Terrapin Times, which covers the University of Maryland, and he has also contributed to the website of the North Carolina-based Big South Conference. In the past he has run websites that covered the Washington Wizards, VCU basketball and Liberty University athletics, and ran a sports blog that was picked up by the Baltimore Sun.

Driver and his family lived for three years in Hungary and he has done nearly 100 stories on American basketball players in Europe for magazines, newspapers and websites. He continues to make return trips to Europe for basketball and has filed stories from at least eight European countries. He also covered boxing, wrestling and hockey championship events while living in Europe. Driver also covers high school sports as a correspondent for the Baltimore Sun Media Group.

He and his wife, Liz, have two daughters and two cats and live in Maryland.