IMG_4299Joey Kaufman is a staff writer at The Columbus Dispatch, where he has covered Ohio State’s football team and athletic department since April 2019.

His work as a beat writer includes features, enterprise stories, analysis and game coverage of the Buckeyes.

Kaufman previously covered USC and UCLA athletics for the Orange County Register and 10 other daily newspapers within the Southern California News Group, where he won a Los Angeles Press Club Award in 2017 and Orange County Press Club Award in 2016 for feature stories.

His writing has also been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors and Football Writers Association of America.

Previously, he was a reporter at the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Ill. and wrote freelance stories for Sports on Earth and local newspapers in southern California.

A native of Burbank, Calif., Kaufman received a B.A. in Print and Digital Journalism and Religion from USC in 2013.

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