Jose de Jesus Ortiz
Joined: Mar 16, 2020
Jose de Jesus Ortiz, the first Latino to serve as president of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, has covered Major League Baseball for more than two decades. He has worked in three of the top four media markets in America, starting his career in Los Angeles. He has covered the Mets for the Newark Star-Ledger. He served as an Astros beat writer and national baseball columnist for the Houston Chronicle over 15 years in Houston. Ortiz also served as a lead sports columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He has authored two books, including “Houston Astros - Armed and Dangerous” on the 2005 National League champions. Two of his pieces have been recognized as memorable sports writing in the anthology Best American Sportswriting.