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Chortkoff, Mitch

Media - 1990

Mitch Chortkoff has been one of Southern California's most respected sportswriters since 1965. Best known for his coverage of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and Southern California Copley Newspapers, he has also reported on the Los Angeles Dodgers and college and high school sports.

Chortkoff covered the Lakers for seven years at the Herald-Examiner and 16 seasons with the Copley Group, for whom he was sports editor and featured sports writer. At publication of this book, he is sports editor of the Coastal Community Newspapers.

Mitch has served as President of the Southern California Basketball Writers Association, and has been an officer with the National Pro Basketball Writers of America. Brooklyn-born, he has been a Los Angeles area resident since age five.

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