Journalist and Comedian
Gene Collier has written sports, politics and media criticism in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for over 30 years. A feature columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he is known for his dry and humorous views on sports, politics and media culture, and has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Alongside Rob Zellers, he co-authored the one-man play The Chief, based on the life of Arthur J. Rooney. The Chief is the most successful production in the distinguished history of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Gene’s writing popularity has also led into a secondary career as a stand-up comic and corporate speaker.