Ross Newhan has devoted over four decades of his life to covering baseball.
He began his career in 1961 with the Long Beach Press-Telegram, covering the Los Angeles Angels. In 1967, he was hired by the Los Angeles Times, where he served as a traveling beat writer, covering the Angels and Dodgers. He took over as the national baseball writer for the Times in 1985, producing three to four columns weekly. Over his 40-year career, Newhan has won numerous writing awards, including several from the Orange County and Los Angeles press clubs.
He won the Associated Press Sports Editors Award for the top news story of 1997, relating to the sale of the Dodgers. Newhan is also a past winner of the Bob Hunter Award, presented by the Los Angeles/Anaheim chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in memory of the 1988 Spink Award winner.