Rosenthal serves as a contributor and insider on Hot Stove, MLB Network's live offseason morning show, with Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds. In the offseason where news can break at any moment, Hot Stove starts a baseball fan's day by providing live analysis, debate and interviews with MLB Network insiders, current MLB players and celebrity baseball fans.
A sportswriter for over 20 years, Ken Rosenthal also is FOXSports.com's senior baseball writer and a weekly contributor to the FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week. On-air since 2005, he serves as the field reporter during FOX Sports' featured baseball match-up. He has worked the last four All-Star Games and World Series, and is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
The majority of his professional career as a baseball writer and columnist was spent 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.
Rosenthal is a contributor to Fox Sports Radio, and had a 14-year run as a radio personality in Baltimore on WJFK-AM and WBAL-AM.
Rosenthal also has authored and 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", 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.
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