Fred Mitchell

Fred Mitchell

Bio

Fred Mitchell joined the Chicago Tribune in 1974 and eventually was assigned as a beat writer covering the Cubs, Bulls and Bears — becoming the only reporter in Tribune history to handle those three major sports as main assignments. In 2009, the National Football Foundation named the annual Fred Mitchell Award (www.fredmitchellaward.com) in his honor.  It is provided to the nation’s top collegiate placekicker among more than 750 FCS, Division II, III, NAIA and NJCAA teams.