Journalist and Comedian
Gene Collier has written sports, politics and media criticism in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for over 30 years and has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, losing spectacularly both times. Alongside Rob Zellers, he co-authored one-man play The Chief, that was based on the life of Arthur J. Rooney and starred Tom Atkins. 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.