Bob Dyer

Bob Dyer, author of "Blimp Pilot Terrorizes Akron," and co-author of "Omar: My Life On and Off the Field" (with Omar Vizquel)

As a columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal, Bob Dyer has earned 53 regional and national writing awards. He was voted Best Columnist in the Nation by the National Society of Professional Journalists (2008) and Best Humor Columnist by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (2013). He was named Best Columnist in Ohio by at least one professional journalism organization for six consecutive years. Dyer was one of the lead writers for “A Question of Color,” a yearlong examination of racial attitudes in Akron that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994.

Speaking Topics

Boys Just Wanna Have Fun
Thirty years of column-writing have led to some interesting adventures, from piloting the Goodyear blimp to panhandling on a street corner to arguing with Al Sharpton on the Dr. Phil show.

Life With Omar
What it was like putting together a best-selling book with one of the most popular athletes in Cleveland history, Omar Vizquel

Cleveland Sports Legends
A look at the best and worst moments in 100 years of local sports

Booking Info

Speaking Fee: $250

Home: Akron, Ohio

Books by Bob Dyer