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It's been a few weeks since my Kenya trip and it's given me time to revisit my journal entries and reflect on my amazing experience. Here's a thorough, picture/video-driven post of highlights from my life-changing trip: http://scottgleeson.com/wordpress/13-imprints-that-made-my-africa-trip-the-experience-of-a-lifetime/
Sometimes you just feel a calling somewhere. For more than a year I felt a pull to volunteer in Africa. The timing and money were always my reasons for not making the leap. This spring, though, the pull outweighed the excuses. I had never left the country before so there was quite a bit to get ...
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After eight months of reporting, this incredibly difficult story package has finally hit the presses. Never written about something so challenging but the final product is something I'm so proud of. Special thanks to Erik Brady for making this story sing. http://www.usatoday.com/longform/sports/college/2016/04/26/religious-schools-policy-ncaa-lgbt-student-athletes/83299356/
Freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination clash in North Carolina and Mississippi. The same tensions are simmering among LGBT athletes, the NCAA and its religious schools.
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Blessed beyond belief to be honored w/my guy Erik Brady by APSE as winners for national breaking news story in 2015 (circulation 175K & up) http://apsportseditors.org/…/2015-apse-contest-over-175-br…/ Story on the inspiring Chris Burns for USAT (https://bitly.com/) (http://usat.ly/1TmdbsR)
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Congratulations Scott! Great story!

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Honored and humbled to have my Special Olympics story named a finalist for best worldwide sports feature by the International Sports Press Association in the 2015 Pearl Awards. https://www.sportmediapearlawards.com/nominees (http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/07/special-olympics-world-games-olivia-quigley-breast-cancer-autism)
LOS ANGELES — Out of breath and proudly gripping a gold medal around her neck, Olivia Quigley has a message for someone she's been determined to confront. I'm not gonna let you stop me. You'll neve...
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Had the privilege to interview and write a big piece on Chris Mosier, a transgender athlete who is shattering stereotypes and will confront the HB2 law in North Carolina. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2016/04/27/transgender-duathlon-chris-mosier-hb2-law-national-championships-north-carolina/83435260/
Mosier is a transgender athlete, who is changing the way people view the community.
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So blessed to have a second family like this. http://scottgleeson.com/blogentry.php?id=30
My Vidette Hall of Fame speech. by Scott Gleeson on April 6th, 2015. I'd just like to start off by saying how incredibly honored I am to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. And I'd just like to thank John and everyone for all this because this feeling right now is pretty incredible.
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This Thanksgiving, I’m most thankful for the opportunity to have a voice on a social issue we’ll all look back on some day and realize how poisoned we once were as a society. These stories have shaped me, personally, in a way I’m so incredibly grateful for. http://scottgleeson.com/blogentry.php?id=29
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A week ago, Chris Burns became the first openly gay coach in a top-4 sport, chronicling his coming out process through our USA TODAY Sports story... breaking down major stereotypes and barriers that remain in sports culture. So proud of the courage and humbled I got to tell his story to the world. Somewhere out there, a suicidal kid got a role model to help him know it's going to be alright. God is good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzHN6xCqg7c
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And here's the exclusive sit down video interview with Chris Burns. http://www.usatoday.com/videos/sports/ncaab/2015/10/08/73562230/
USA TODAY Sports' Scott Gleeson with the exclusive story of Bryant University's Chris Burns, the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball coach. USA TODAY Sports
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Sportswriter/producer/blogger/reporter
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  • USA TODAY Sports
    Colleges digital editor/National college basketball writer, 2012 - present
  • SLAM Magazine
    Freelance Reporter, 2011 - 2012
  • The Washington Examiner
    Sports Paginator/Editor/Writer, 2011 - 2012
  • Gannett Digital
    Web Producer/Night Editor, 2011 - 2012
  • The Daily Vidette
    Sports Editor/Reporter, 2007 - 2011
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Los Angeles
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Washington DC - Bloomington-Normal - Cullom
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Find me on Twitter at @ScottMGleeson or www.scottgleeson.com
Introduction
I'm Scott. I'm a sports journalist on the West Coast. Basketball is my passion, along with running. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. 
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I've run seven marathons and plan to run more.
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  • Illinois State University
    Print Journalism, 2007 - 2011
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