A sportswriter for over 25 years, Ken Rosenthal contributes to FOX Sports’ MLB game coverage as a reporter. On-air since 2005, he delivers weekly pregame reports and serves as a roving reporter during featured matchups on FOX and FS1. He has worked the last seven All-Star Games and World Series, and is a Baseball Writers Association of America member. Rosenthal won back-to-back Emmy Awards in 2015 and 2016 in the category of Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter.
He spent the majority of his professional career as a baseball writer and columnist at The Baltimore Sun from 1987 to 2000. Simultaneously, he was a contributor to Sports Illustrated from 1990 to 2000, serving as one of 12 national writers providing weekly notes during baseball season. Rosenthal was named Maryland Sportswriter of the Year five times while at the Sun. He also spent five years as senior baseball writer at The Sporting News, writing a weekly column for the magazine, as well as breaking news and writing features for its web site.
When he’s not tweeting (@Ken_Rosenthal) the latest inside information to MLB diehards, Rosenthal is a frequent contributor to Fox Sports Radio, and had a 14-year run as a radio personality in Baltimore on WJFK-AM and WBAL-AM. In 2009, Rosenthal joined MLB Network’s on-air roster as a baseball insider.
During the 2011 season, Rosenthal became active with “The Bow Tie Cause,” a philanthropic initiative created by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones in honor of Jones’ best friend who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1999. Jones’ company produces bow ties that represent a number of nationally known charities, from Livestrong to Ronald McDonald House to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Rosenthal wore a charity’s bow tie during each MLB on FOX game that he worked and talked about the cause and how fans can offer support during the broadcast and on FOXSportsSupports.com.
Rosenthal also has authored or contributed to three books. “Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan’s Soul” was released in 2001, while “Best of the Best-35 Major League Superstars”, which was produced in partnership with and licensed by MLB Properties, Inc., was published in 1998. His third book, “Dean Smith: A Tribute”, was published in 2001. One claim to fame: His laptop once got smashed by a Cal Ripken foul ball.