Bob Gretz has been writing and talking about sports for over 30 years, spending most of his time covering the National Football League. That began with the 1977 season of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he followed them through two Super Bowl championships and into the 1980 season when the black and gold dynasty ended.
In 1981, he moved to Kansas City to cover the Chiefs for the Kansas City Times and Kansas City Star, and he’s been hanging around Arrowhead Stadium ever since, through eight head coaches and hundreds of players. He spent 18 years as part of the Chiefs Radio Network and has been the lead columnist on the team’s website kcchiefs.com for the last 10 years.
Along the way he’s also done work for Sports Illustrated and Sporting News. In 1994, his book “Hail to the Chiefs” was published, covering not only the team’s 1993 season, but its history. His writing has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the Pro Football Writers of America and the Golf Writers of America.
For the last 16 years, he’s been a member of the board of selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Gretz grew up in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (yes the Groundhog town!) and received a bachelor’s of arts degree from Point Park University in Pittsburgh.