Profile of Alan Ross - Director
Author/syndicated columnist/singer-songwriter/feature story writer/sports historian Alan Ross, a graduate of Fordham University, is a former editor for American Profile, Walnut Grove Press, Athlon Sports Communications, and Professional Team Publications.
Ross’s feature stories have landed on more than 35 covers of American Profile, the nation’s fourth largest weekly magazine, and his articles on sports history have appeared in The Sporting News, Lindy’s, NFL.com, Athlon Sports, The Coffin Corner, Athletic Administration, GAMEDAY, NFL Insider, and the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, and San Diego Chargers media and fan publications. In addition, Ross generates weekly syndicated columns on autosport and the NFL to community newspapers nationwide. Formerly he served as history columnist for Titans Exclusive, the official fan publication of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans (1998-2000), and for three years wrote NASCAR features for Track Record magazine. In the mid-1970s, Ross penned ’Twas a Week When…, a poem on the week’s sports news, for The (Nashville) Tennessean.
Ross has authored 32 books, 29 of them on sports, including Away from the Ball, I Remember Reggie White, and The Yankees Century. He co-authored Love Is Forever with Caroline, his wife of 18 years — a book that sold over 30,000 copies.
A former 13-year advertising agency creative director, Ross also wrote and produced musical jingles for advertising for more than 30 years, garnering over 70 creative excellence awards, including CLIO finalist recognition three times.
Concurrently, Ross enjoys an on-going 47-year music career as a singer/songwriter, dating back to early days in Greenwich Village in the mid-1960s. His four-decade anthology of master recordings, including 45 rpm single releases on Dot and Philips Records, is available on five CDs through his website at www.rossmusic.net. He and Caroline live in Columbia, Tennessee.