Bob Glauber wins pro football writers’ achievement award

Bob Glauber, who has covered the NFL since 1985 and has been with Newsday since 1989, has been selected as the Career Achievement Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Glauber is the 53rd career achievement winner and the first from Newsday.

Glauber covered the New York Giants for Gannett Westchester-Rockland Newspapers from 1985-89, and he moved to Newsday to cover the New York Jets, Giants and the NFL in 1989. He became the paper’s NFL columnist in 1992, and he is in his 30th season in that role in 2021.

The Career Achievement Award is given to a reporter who has made a long and distinguished contribution to pro football through coverage. Other 2021 nominees were Jarrett Bell of USA Today, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, Jeff Legwold of and Barry Wilner of The Associated Press.

Glauber was voted the top New York State sports columnist by the New York APSE in 2011 and 2012 and was honored for his work on concussions in 1996 and life after football in 2018.

A longtime member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee, Glauber served as the pro football writers’ 29th president for three seasons, from 2018-20.

“Maybe it’s old school, but for his entire career, Bob has resisted the hot take in favor of reporting and reasonableness,” said Judy Battista, columnist and former NFL reporter for the New York Times and Newsday. “That’s why he is respected by players, coaches and executives, including the ones he has criticized, which would be reason enough to give him an award.”

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