About: Cormac Gordon is an award-winning sportswriter and columnist for the Staten Island Advance who has covered numerous World Series, Triple Crown races, NCAA college hoop tournaments and NBA playoffs in his 30 years in the business. He is a former beat writer of St. John's University basketball and still the Advance beat writer covering Wagner College hoops. A resident of Staten Island and Amelia Island, Florida, he also worked as a general news columnist, often writing on politics and organized crime in the New York City area and covering 9/11 and its aftermath. A 25-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, Gordon spent more than a decade investigating organized crime in New York. He is a jazz enthusiast, the father of three children and grandfather of five.