Paul Daugherty Biography – Paul Daugherty Wiki
Paul Daugherty is a sports columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer. He has been a sports columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer since 1994. He has covered nearly every major American sporting event, as well as five Summer Olympic Games.
He is the author of four books, most recently “An Uncomplicated Life: A Father’s Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter,” a memoir about parenting his daughter Jillian, born with Down syndrome. “An Uncomplicated Life” was published by Harper Collins in March 2015. He is also the author of Fair Game, a collection of his sports columns, and coauthor of books with Chad Johnson and Johnny Bench. He blogs daily at The Morning Line on Cincinnati.com. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Washington and Lee University.
He is also an activist for people with disabilities. Daugherty and his daughter, Jillian, born with Down syndrome, are available to present at events both nationally and in the Cincinnati area. They have spoken nationally in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Washington, D.C. and Orlando. Speaking topics include “See Don’t Look, Hiring People With Disabilities and Everyone’s Dream. We spread the gospel of diversity and inclusion,” according to his Linkedin profile.
Paul Daugherty Naomi Osaka
Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka broke down in tears and left a Zoom news conference briefly following an exchange with Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty. The tennis star was speaking ahead of playing in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, August 14 – 22, 2021. Osaka had the following exchange with Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty via the Los Angeles Times:
Daugherty: “You’re not crazy about dealing with us, especially in this format. Yet you have a lot of outside interests that are served by having a media platform. I guess my question is how do you balance the two?”
Osaka: “When you say I’m not crazy about dealing with you guys, what does that refer to?”
Daugherty: “Well, you’ve said you don’t especially like the press conference format, yet that seems to be obviously the most widely used means of communication to the media and through the media to the public.”
Osaka: “Hm, that’s interesting. Um, I would say the occasion, like when to do the press conferences [is] what I feel is the most difficult. But, hmm. [long pause] Sorry, I’m thinking. Umm. [long pause].”
(The moderator asks Osaka if she wants to move on to the next question.)
Osaka: “No. I’m very actually interested in that point of view. So if you could repeat that, that would be awesome.”
Daugherty: “The question was that you’re not especially fond of dealing with the media, especially in this format. You have suggested there are better ways to do it, that we’d like to try to explore that. My question, I guess, was you also have outside interests beyond tennis that are served by having the platform that the media presents to you. My question is how do you think you might be able to best balance the two?”
Osaka: “I feel like this is something that I can’t really speak for everybody. I can only speak for myself, but ever since I was younger I’ve had a lot of media interest on me, and I think it’s because of my background as well as how I play. Because in the first place I’m a tennis player. That’s why a lot of people are interested in me.
“So I would say in that regard I’m quite different to a lot of people. I can’t really help that there are some things that I tweet or some things that I say that kind of create a lot of news articles or things like that. I know it’s because I’ve won a couple Grand Slams and I’ve gotten to do a lot of press conferences where these things happen.
“But I would also say [pause] I’m not really sure how to balance the two. I’m figuring it out at the same time as you are I would say.”
Later, Naomi Osaka’s agent, Stuart Duguid, issued the following statement regarding Osaka’s exchange with Daugherty: “The bully at the Cincinnati Enquirer is the epitome of why player/media relations are so fraught right now. Everyone on that Zoom will agree that his tone was all wrong and his sole purpose was to intimidate. Really appalling behavior. And this insinuation that Naomi owes her off-court success to the media is a myth — don’t be so self-indulgent.”
Cincinnati Enquirer executive editor Beryl Love also released a statement: “We appreciate the respectful dialogue with Ms. Osaka at the press conference. It was a straightforward question that we feel led to a meaningful exchange. That said, we sincerely regret that our questioning upset her in any way.”
Paul Daugherty Wife
Is Paul Daugherty married? Paul Daugherty is married to Kerry Daugherty. He resides in suburban Cincinnati with his wife Kerry.
Paul Daugherty Daughter
Paul Daugherty’s daughter, Jillian Daugherty Mavriplis, was born with Down syndrome. She married Ryan on June 27, 2015 after being together for a decade. On her wedding day, Paul wrote her a letter, saying: “I don’t know what the odds are of a woman born with Down syndrome marrying the love of her life. I only know you’ve beaten them.”
Paul Daugherty Age
Paul Daugherty’s age is unclear.
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