Craig Calcaterra is a writer from New Albany, Ohio.
Craig was a litigation attorney for 11 years, handling civil, criminal and sometimes political matters.
In 2009 Craig became the lead national baseball writer for NBC Sports, where he covers current baseball events, offering opinion, insight and analysis. In addition to NBC his written work can be found at National Public Radio, Bloomberg News, MSNBC, Yahoo, Bleacher Report, Baseball Prospectus and The Hardball Times. He has made numerous television appearances, being featured on MLB Network, NBC Sports Network, NBC Nightly News, BBC, ESPN and MSNBC. He is a regular guest on talk radio and podcasts. A lot of people ask him how he made the leap from practicing law to writing. Here are over 7,000 words about that. If that’s too long, just know that life is weird and good things happen sometimes.
Beyond baseball, Craig has written extensively about politics and culture.
Craig was the winner of the 2012 Joe Posnanski Award, honoring the top internet baseball writer of the year. In 2014, Craig was one of 24 writers selected out of 13,000 applicants to receive the inaugural Amtrak Writers Residency. He took his trip in June 2015 and wrote about it.
Craig lives in New Albany with his wife Allison, his children, Anna and Carlo, and many cats.