Meet Ben Hochman
Honorary Walk Chair, 2013
Take Steps Walk Denver
Benjamin Hochman, a native of St. Louis, is a published author an award-winning sportswriter for The Denver Post. Hochman currently covers the Denver Nuggets beat, but also writes occasional columns and features about all sports in the Denver sports scene. He recently received a prestigious top-10 award from the APSE for beat writing – it was his fourth APSE award in the past four years (and in four different categories).
In Denver, Hochman is a regular on ESPN Radio 102.3 and hosts a weekly podcast, The Podcastanza, which is featured on denverpost.com.
A 1998 graduate of Clayton High School, Hochman stayed in-state to study journalism at the University of Missouri, where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in journalism and a minor in history.
That year, he joined the staff of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where he covered Tulane football, NBA basketball and also wrote from major events in town, notably the 2003 Men's and 2004 Women's NCAA basketball Final Four, the 2004 BCS Championship Game, the 2006 NFL Playoffs and the 2007 Sugar Bowl.
After Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Hochman went on a surreal journey with the Tulane football team, which was relocated to the tiny town of Ruston, La.. The team played 11 games in 11 different cities, all while doing so displaced from their families, many of whom lost their homes in the storm. Hochman eventually wrote the book “Fourth And New Orleans” about this journey, and the book was published in 2007.
Hochman joined the staff of The Denver Post that fall, covering Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson and the Nuggets. In his time in Denver, he annually won regional awards for his writing, notably for his work from the Olympics in Beijing. He became part of the Denver sports fabric, reaching out to fans with his comedic, clever personality and his fascinating takes on sports and pop culture, doing so via Twitter, columns, radio, videos and blogs. He even occasionally performed stand-up comedy around town.
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