Best of Boston

1999 Best Reporter, Print

Cosmo Macer Jr., Boston Herald

An old-fashioned newshound with a tattoo of two Colt 45s on his forearm and a penchant for chewing tobacco in the newsroom, Macero has been at the forefront of just about every major sports-business story in town. He spent weeks throwing cold water all over the Pats’ threatened move to Hartford, then broke the story behind Kraft’s return. He’s also been all over the Fenway deal, breaking the news that the Sox have more in mind than building just a ballpark—think mallpark—and that they probably want as much as $200 million of our tax dollars to do it.