Jeff Benedict & Associates LLC on 17 January 2011

BEST SELLING AUTHOR JOINS DESERET NEWS AS CONTRIBUTOR

BEST SELLING AUTHOR JOINS DESERET NEWS AS CONTRIBUTOR

Today author Jeff Benedict joins The Deseret News as a columnist and blogger. His column debuted in the newspaper today [Link] and will also will appear online with enhanced graphics [link]. Benedict will also contribute a number of investigative feature stories for Deseret News.

"Jeff Benedict is fearless and insightful," said Deseret News president and CEO Clark Gilbert. "He has repeatedly shown the ability to ask questions that other journalists have missed. Jeff brings the very best of investigative insight with integrity and perspective that is truly uncommon. We are honored to have his voice as part of family of Deseret News contributors."

In 2010, Benedict became a columnist for SI.com, which has 21 million unique users per month. His association with SI is unchanged by his new affiliation with Deseret News. He will now contribute to both.

The content for Benedict's Deseret News column will come from his increasingly popular blog that is currently distributed to thousands through his website www.jeffbenedict.com Deseret News will have the option to run these blogs as print columns or as enhanced blog posts on the Deseret News website.

"Blogging has become an important part of what I do," Benedict said. "It enables me to write about things that don't fit into my books or my SI.com columns. I'm pretty excited about distributing this material through Deseret News."

Currently,http://www.deseretnews.com/ has 2 million unique users and 30 million page views per month.

"At a time when the news industry is undergoing revolutionary changes, the Deseret News is pioneering efforts to change the way content is delivered to readers," Benedict said. "Although print newspapers are in decline, Deseret News is growing its readership in Utah while exploding its reach outside of Utah through various web-based mediums. It will be a privilege to be part of this effort."

Benedict is a Connecticut native who resides in Virginia, where he teaches Writing and Mass Media at Southern Virginia University.

Jeff Benedict is the bestselling author of sixteen non-fiction books, as well as a television and film producer. His latest book, The Dynasty, is the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots under Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, each of whom cooperated for the book. Published in 2020, it was an instant New York Times bestseller. The book is being developed into a 10-part documentary series, which Jeff is executive producing. In 2018, Jeff co-wrote the #1 bestseller Tiger Woods and he was an executive producer on the HBO documentary “Tiger” that was based on the book and aired in 2021. The book is currently being developed into a scripted series, which Jeff is executive producing. Jeff is also the executive producer on a documentary based on his book Poisoned that will air on Netflix. In 2017, he co-produced “Little Pink House,” a feature film starring Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn that was based on Jeff’s book of the same title. And in 2016, Jeff co-wrote with Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young his bestselling autobiography QB, which was the basis of an NFL Films documentary. Jeff has been a special-features writer for Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, and the Hartford Courant, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times. His stories have been the basis of segments on 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, HBO Real Sports, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, 20/20, 48 Hours, NFL Network, and NPR.

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