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Andy Frye

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Andy Frye (born in 1972) is a Chicago-based sports writer and journalist who writes for Forbes, Rolling Stone and MarketWatch. Frye has also written about sports as well as music for ESPN.com and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Previously, he was a sports and Chicago Cubs columnist for the Chicago Tribune daily called RedEye.[1]

Early Work[edit]

Frye began writing for ESPN.com in 2011 with features about extreme sports for Page 2 (later called Playbook). In 2012 he started covering music, writing features and conducting interviews with top musicians including The Smashing Pumpkins,[2] Morrissey,[3] Jimmy Eat World[4] and Oasis founding member and guitarist Noel Gallagher,[5] amongst others.

In 2013, Frye began writing about flat-track roller derby and in May 2013 he profiled Bonnie Thunders[6] (aka Nicole Williams) for ESPN, marking the first time the sport's top star was covered in a major sports media outlet. Frye continued to write about the sport until 2017.[7]

In 2016, Frye wrote a story for the Chicago Tribune that gained national attention.[8][9] [10]The feature was about a kidney transplant that took place between a 35 year old Chicago Cubs fan and a 5 year old Chicago White Sox fan.[11]

Rolling Stone[edit]

In 2016, Frye began writing for Rolling Stone, primarily about baseball. He has interviewed and written features on veteran Major League Baseball players as well as up-and-coming stars including Francisco Lindor, Addison Russell,[12] Alex Bregman, Manny Machado[13] and 2017 National League Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger,[14] amongst others.

In 2017, Frye profiled the Houston Astros in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey[15] and also interviewed New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski[16] as well as 2017 MLB Hall of Fame inductee Tim "Rock" Raines. Additionally, Frye attended the 2017 World Series, providing series coverage for Rolling Stone.[17]

MarketWatch[edit]

Since 2017, Frye has also been contributing to MarketWatch where he covers the business of sports and also interviews athletes regarding their non-sports related financial ventures.

Forbes[edit]

Frye is a regular contributor to Forbes where he writes feature articles on major athletes regarding their business and post-retirement ventures. He recently interviewed Ryan Howard regarding his VC and investment firm SeventySix Capital.[18] He also featured a Q+A with Cal Ripken Jr. about the sale of his estate, which had previously been featured in luxury real estate publications.

Television Appearances[edit]

Frye often provides commentary on the Chicago Cubs for Sports Feed, a local TV show focused on sports.[19][20] He has also been featured on RedEye's Five on Five as a panelist.[21][22]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Frye's Contently Page". Contently. Contently. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. Frye, Andy. "Billy Corgan finds influence in wrestling". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. Frye, Andy. "Morrissey on music, his 'very athletic' youth". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  4. Frye, Andy. "Jimmy Eat World powered by sports fans". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  5. Frye, Andy. "Noel Gallagher discusses soccer, solo tour". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  6. Frye, Andy. "Meet ... the LeBron James of roller derby?". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  7. "Frye's Contently Page". Contently. Contently.
  8. Hinog, Mark. "This 5-year-old White Sox fan needed a kidney and a Cubs fan stepped up". SB Nation. SB Nation. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  9. Staff, AOL. "A Cubs fan donated a kidney to a 5-year-old White Sox fan in need". AOL.com. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  10. Silvers, Adam. "What Rivalry? Cubs Fan Donates Kidney To 5-Year-Old White Sox Fan". Elite Daily. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  11. Frye, Andy. "Cubs fan comes to young White Sox fan's aid with life-saving kidney donation". Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  12. Frye, Andy. "Addison Russell on Being Chicago Cubs' World Series Spark". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  13. Frye, Andy. "Manny Machado: Why Baltimore Orioles Star Is Key to Team's Resurgence". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  14. Frye, Andy. "Dodgers' Cody Bellinger on His Perfect Swing, Thirst for Frappucinos". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  15. Frye, Andy. "After Hurricane Harvey, Houston Astros Have Found Strength in Helping Community". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  16. Frye, Andy. "The Softer, Smarter Side of Gronk". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  17. Frye, Andy. "Why This Tough, Wild World Series Was So Much Fun to Watch". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  18. Frye, Andy. "Smart Athletes Invest In Their Social Capital. Just Ask Ryan Howard and DeMarco Murray". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  19. "Andy Frye looks back on the Winter Meetings on Sunday's Sports Feed". WGN-TV. 2017-12-18. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  20. "Andy Frye talks Cubs on Monday's Sports Feed". CLTV. 2017-04-11. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  21. Tribune, Chicago. "5 on 5: Wrigley's too loud and watch out for Rousey". RedEye Chicago. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  22. Tribune, Chicago. "5 on 5: Chelsea Dagger alarms & Jimmy Freaking Butler". RedEye Chicago. Retrieved 2018-06-05.


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