<![CDATA[John Nemo grew up in Minnesota attending Twins games inside the monstrosity known as the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, but fell in love with baseball anyway. Nemo graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, in 1997 and was named the school's Outstanding Senior in recognition of Leadership, Scholarship and Professional Dedication in the field of Print Journalism.
After graduating from St. Thomas, Nemo won a prestigious Pulliam Fellowship, given to only 20 college seniors across the country, and spent the summer of 1997 working as a reporter at the Arizona Republic newspaper. His first story assignment – covering a visit by the Rev. Jesse Jackson to a Phoenix school for homeless children – turned into a national ruckus that found the 21-year-old Nemo squaring off under the national media spotlight with Jackson. The event is chronicled in Nemo’s nonfiction book of essays, Full Contact Trivial Pursuit, Plinko and Dogs: 47 Essays on the Laughter of Life.
After working at the Republic covering politics, features, breaking news, cops and courts and the Internet, Nemo left Arizona in 1999 to accept a position in the Minneapolis bureau of the Associated Press. Nemo worked at the AP editing stories, covering breaking news – including a media stalking of an FBI fugitive’s family, also chronicled in Full Contact – and creating graphics and maps.
Nemo left the AP in 2001 to go out on his own as a full-time freelance writer. His work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines around the country, including MLB.com, NBA Inside Stuff, Hoop Magazine, NWA World Traveler, Minnesota Twins Magazine and many more.
John Nemo lives in Minnesota with his wife and sons.
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