email: terry@terryfrei.com

Twitter: @TFrei 

 

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World War II Glider Symposium keynote

speakers James Magellas, most decorated 

officer in 82nd Airborne history, and Terry Frei

 

 

On the heels of the critically acclaimed fact-based novel,

Olympic Affair: Hitler's Siren and America's HeroTerry Frei

returned to non-fiction for his seventh book, March 1939:

Before the Madness.

 

Frei's earlier non-fiction books are Playing Piano in a Brothel 

(2010), '77: Denver, the Broncos, and a Coming of Age (2008),

Third Down and a War to Go (2007), and Horns, Hogs, and

Nixon Coming (2002).

 

The Witch's Season (2009), based on what he saw and

experienced while growing up as the son of a major college

football coach on a cauldron of a campus in a tumultuous

time, was his first novel.

 

Frei also has written three screenplays, done consulting work

in the film industry, and taken voluminous mental notes. 

 

He spent his early years in Eugene, Oregon before moving to

the Denver area as a high school junior. He has degrees in history

and journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He

worked at the Rocky Mountain News while in college and joined

The Denver Post after graduation. 

 

Between two stints at the Post, he was sports columnist at the 

Oregonian in Portland and then a pro and college football writer

for The Sporting News.

 

The highlights of his work for the St. Louis-based magazine were 

major stories, most of them cover pieces, on eventual Hall of Famers

Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Richard Dent, Charles Haley, Thurman

Thomas, Michael Irvin, and Larry Allen.

 

Frei also was an ESPN.com hockey columnist on a freelance basis

for eight years. He has won numerous journalism awards and has

been named a state's sportswriter of the year by the National Sports

Media Association seven times. He has extensive experience in radio

hosting and television guest appearances. On the newspaper front,

he has covered the NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL as a beatwriter and/

or columnist; and has attended many World Series, Super Bowls,

NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, Final Fours, major bowl games,

Olympic Games, and major boxing events. 

 

Frei is a frequent speaker at schools and events, including at

veterans-oriented functions. He has delivered the John Paul

Hammerschmidt Lecture in honor of the World War II pilot

and longtime Congressman; spoken at the Wisconsin Veterans

Museum, the Wisconsin State Historical Society, and Lambeau

Field; and was a keynote speaker at the World War II Glider

Symposium in 2010, when he appeared with many surviving 

heroes, including Lt. Col. Jim Megellas, the most-decorated officer

in the history of the 82nd Airborne.

 

At CU, he has served as vice chairman of the History Department

Advisory Board and chair of the Global Studies Resident Academic

Program/International Affairs Advisory Board. He is an affiliate

professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  

                             

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                                 Keynote speaker, World War II Glider Symposium

 

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                                                 Wisconsin Historical Society 

      

 

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                        Signing Horns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming at Arkansas Literary Festival  

 

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                                                              Tattered Cover, Denver 

 

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                        Val d'Isere, 1992 Winter Olympics, downhill starting gate 

 

 

 A SAMPLING OF CREDENTIALS 

 

 

 

 

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1988 Summer Olympics, Seoul 

 

 

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1992 Albertville Winter Olympics 

 

 

 

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1984 NBA Finals: Lakers at Celtics 

 

 

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1987 Fiesta Bowl: Miami-Penn State 

 

 

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Super Bowl XXVIII: Cowboys vs. Bills

 

 

 

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2001 Stanley Cup Finals: Avalanche vs. Devils  

 

 

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1989 World Series: Giants vs. A's (Earthquake!) 

 

 

 

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1988 Final Four: Kansas beat Oklahoma 

 

 

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1987 Hagler-Leonard 

 

 

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1989: Leonard vs. Hearns 

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1992 NBA Finas: Bulls-Blazers 

 

 

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1988 Orange Bowl: Miami vs. Oklahoma 

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Super Bowl XXXII: Broncos vs. Packers 

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1996 Stanley Cup Finals: Avalanche vs. Panthers 

 

 

 

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2007 World Series: Rockies vs. Red Sox

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1991 Final Four at Indianapolis: Duke beat Kansas