My Former Student Gets Published in The New York Times

It’s been six years since Matt Caputo was sitting in my Features Writing class at Purchase, but I remember very clearly that he was the only person in the classroom that year who knew who Jimmy Breslin was when I mentioned the famed New York columnist in class. Matt knew New York and really knew New York journalism. I was impressed. I had a feeling then that he was going to make it in journalism. Now he’s proven me right. Over the past few months he’s been published twice in the New York Times. The first story ran last December and is about EBUGs or emergency backup goalies in hockey. The second one ran in February and is about in-line hockey. He’s pictured here on the left interviewing retired basketball player, Walt Frazier. I’m so proud!

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