Neil Best

Neil Best


Neil Best grew up in Northport, Long Island, attended Cornell University because no other school that accepted him had a Division I hockey program, worked for two years in Anchorage, Alaska, and has been at Newsday since 1985, where he has covered high school sports, St. John's men's basketball, New York Giants football and, since 2005, sports business and media, among many other odd jobs. He married Paula in 1993 and has two daughters, Halle, 22, and Simone, 20, neither of whom is interested in a career in media.