Dave has been a sports columnist at The New York Times since November 1971, after having been a general assignment sports reporter since joining the newspaper in 1966.
Mr. Anderson is a Pulitzer Prize winner, capturing the 1981 award for distinguished commentary for his sports column.
Prior joining the New York Times, he was a member of the sports staff of the now defunct New York Journal-American for 11 years. Before that, he was a sports writer with the Brooklyn Eagle, which folded in 1955.
He is the author of 21 books and has written more than 350 magazine articles. His writing appears in several anthologies including: "The Realm of Sport," "The Grantland Rice Prize Sports Stories," "Assignment America," "The Baseball Reader," "The Golf Book," "Sports Classics" and "Great Golf Stories."
Mr. Anderson is a 1994 winner of the Associated Press Sports Editors Red Smith Award for distinguished sports column writing. He was inducted to the National Sports Writers and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in Salisbury, N.C. in 1990, joining three other former "Sports of The Times," columnists -- Red Smith, Arthur Daley and John Kieran. In 1974, he won the Nat Fleischer Award for excellence in boxing journalism. In 1972, he won the E.P. Dutton Award for the best sports feature story of the year, the return of the heavyweight champion Joe Fraizer to his Beaufort, S.C. hometown, (he won a Page One Award for the same story.) In 1965, he won the E.P. Dutton Award for the best magazine story for "The Longest Day of Sugar Ray," which appeared in True magazine.
He lives in New Jersey with his wife Maureen. They have four children and three grandchildren. He received a B.A. degree in English Literature from Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass. in 1951.