Longtime Post-Dispatch reporter Vahe Gregorian is The Star’s new sports columnist

The Star once again has two sports columnists, as the paper announced the hiring of Vahe Gregorian, a longtime sportswriter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He’ll tag-team with Sam Mellinger, whose been without a partner in crime since Kent Babb left to join the Washington Post. Gregorian’s wife, Cindy Billhartz Gregorian, will be The Star’s new House + Home editor, and also work on features.

In the last 25 years, all at the Post-Dispatch, Gregorian has reported from nine Olympics, twice as many Final Fours and about 25 bowl games. His work has been published in The Best American Sports Writing and honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, Football Writers Association of America and Missouri Press Association.

In 2000, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for a story he wrote on an Olympian who was traumatized by winning a silver medal after decades of striving for gold. In 2003-04, he completed a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan with an emphasis on history and the demise of sportsmanship.


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