About this columnist:
Michael Mayo has opinions on everything.
That's why, after five years as an award-winning sports columnist, he's widened his field and moved to the Local section as Broward Metro columnist.
"I've always known there's life beyond sports," Mayo says. "Now I'm ready to write about it."
Mayo has entertained and enlightened readers on subjects ranging from his fondness for the Masters golf tournament to his fierce opposition to public financing for a baseball stadium. In 18 years at the Sun-Sentinel, he has won six national writing awards.
He also wrote a series of columns from New York after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and co-authored "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times," a project that examined the impact of Sept. 11 on a South Florida neighborhood.
A New York native, Mayo graduated with honors from Tufts University, earning a bachelor's degree in Soviet and Eastern European Studies. He also attended the London School of Economics and previously worked for The Boston Globe and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal in South Carolina.