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Jim Owczarski

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Jim Owczarski is an award-winning sports journalist and comes to Milwaukee by way of the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network.

A three-year Wisconsin resident who has considered Milwaukee a second home for the better part of seven years, he brings to the market experience covering nearly all major and college sports.

To this point in his career, he has been awarded six national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and projects. He is also a four-time nominee for the prestigious Peter J. Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism, presented by the Chicago Headline Club, and is a two-time winner for Best Sports Story. He has also won numerous other Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards.

Jim's career started in earnest as a North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) senior in 2002 when he received a Richter Fellowship to cover the Chicago White Sox in spring training. He was hired by the Naperville Sun in 2003 and moved on to the Aurora Beacon News in 2007 before joining OnMilwaukee.com.

In that time, he has covered the events, news and personalities that make up the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, NCAA football, baseball and men's and women's basketball as well as boxing, mixed martial arts and various U.S. Olympic teams.

Golf aficionados who venture into Illinois have also read Jim in GOLF Chicago Magazine as well as the Chicago District Golfer and Illinois Golfer magazines.



Recent Articles
 
 Sports - December 19, 2014
 Nelson confident, ready for big step
 Jimmy Nelson got his first extended look with the Milwaukee Brewers as a starting pitcher in 2014, and had his share of ups and downs. The 25-year-old right-hander is looking to build off that and compete for a permanent spot in the rotation in 2015.
 
 Sports - December 18, 2014
 Antetokounmpo feels more comfortable in year two
 A year ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo was lonely, worried about his family, and in the infancy of his basketball career. What a difference a year makes, as the Bucks' second-year player is feeling far more comfortable on and off the court.
 
 Sports - December 17, 2014
 Fantasy football picks week 16
 This is it, the one for all the marbles (or dollars) -- at least for most fantasy football players -- week 16 is commonly known as "championship week." Or, if you're trying to claim some third place money, or the "Toilet Bowl" -- whatever you're playing for, we're here to help you win.
 
 Sports - December 17, 2014
 Preservation Alliance taking a survey on Bucks arena
 The Milwaukee Preservation Alliance is currently conducting a survey regarding the construction of a new, multi-purpose arena that would house the Milwaukee Bucks. According to the MPA, the survey will help the group "develop a strategy that is aligned with our mission and the interests of our membership." The survey closes at midnight on Thursday, Dec. 18.
 
 Holiday Guide - December 17, 2014
 2014 picks: Jim Owczarski
 Wow. Another year is coming to a close, and 2014 was a fun one. Sports editor Jim Owczarski takes you through his favorites from the past year, including Andre 3000 making Brewers reliever Will Smith very uncomfortable, Jabari Parker's whirlwind first day in Milwaukee and the author's top stories of the year.
 
 Sports - December 17, 2014
 Torn ACL ends Parker's season
 The rookie season of No. 2 overall draft pick Jabari Parker came to an end, officially, late Tuesday night with the diagnosis of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Parker injured the knee Monday night in Phoenix.
 
 Sports - December 16, 2014
 The wait is over for Marquette's Fischer
 It was just under a year ago when Luke Fischer returned home to Wisconsin to join the Marquette University basketball program. Now, a new coach and a new team later, Fischer is finally ready to hit the court as the Golden Eagles host Arizona State tonight at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
 
 Sports - December 16, 2014
 Lammi Sports acquires Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame assets
 Lammi Sports Management announced it has acquired all of the assets for the 63-year-old Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, located alongside the UWM Panther Arena on 4th Street.
 
 Sports - December 15, 2014
 Packers' success doesn't travel
 While it's true that Aaron Rodgers turned in one of the worst performances of his career in a 21-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills in New York on Sunday afternoon, finishing with two interceptions and a 34.3 rating, the defense played well and the running game averaged 6.3 yards per carry. So, why did the Packers come home with a loss?
 
 Sports - December 12, 2014
 Parker makes progress for Bucks
 Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker just completed the 23rd game of his NBA career, which of course seems like a small sample size for any sort of evaluation. But, there are things to be learning about Parker's game on the offensive end, as former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose says.
 


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