email: terry@terryfrei.com

Twitter: @TFrei 



World War II Glider Symposium keynote

speakers James Magellas, most decorated 

officer in 82nd Airborne history, and Terry Frei



Terry Frei is a Denver-based journalist, author, screenwriter

and affiliate professor.


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

Olympic Affair: Hitler's Siren and America's Hero, he 

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, foreword by David Maraniss),

and Horns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming (2002). HHNC never has 

been out of print and now is available in paperback from two

different publishers as the 50th anniversary of the landmark

Texas-Arkansas game -- and the turmoil  surrounding it --



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.


He also has collaborated on many book projects, including

They Call Me "Mr. De": The Story of Columbine's Heart, 

Resilience and Recovery, by Frank DeAngelis; and Save By Roy,

with Adrian Dater.  


His books have drawn considerable praise from

former presidents, Pulitzer Prize winners, prominent

journalists, reviewers and the public.



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 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 -- three times in Oregon and

four times in Colorado, including for 2015 and 2016. 


 He also has extensive experience in radio show hosting 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.  




                                 Keynote speaker, World War II Glider Symposium



                                                 Wisconsin Historical Society 




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





                                                              Tattered Cover, Denver 



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









1988 Summer Olympics, Seoul 




1992 Albertville Winter Olympics 





1984 NBA Finals: Lakers at Celtics 




1987 Fiesta Bowl: Miami-Penn State 




Super Bowl XXVIII: Cowboys vs. Bills





2001 Stanley Cup Finals: Avalanche vs. Devils  




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





1988 Final Four: Kansas beat Oklahoma 


1987 Hagler-Leonard 




1989: Leonard vs. Hearns 


1992 NBA Finas: Bulls-Blazers 




1988 Orange Bowl: Miami vs. Oklahoma 


Super Bowl XXXII: Broncos vs. Packers 


1996 Stanley Cup Finals: Avalanche vs. Panthers 





2007 World Series: Rockies vs. Red Sox


1991 Final Four at Indianapolis: Duke beat Kansas