Writer Jerald L. Hoover.
Jerald L. Hoover
is multi talented and has accomplished quite a bit with respect to the creative, literary and entertainment world.
In 1993 he
won an award for “The Best New Male Writer of the Year” – Literary Society
in Virginia. (This award was accomplished for his
fiction novel, “My Friend, My Hero”) For the novel, Jerald
was also listed from 1994 – 1996 as a Best Selling author among Black young writers in various African American publications.
In 1995, he
was awarded with the WritersCorp Award by then president Bill Clinton.
In 1998, Jerald
was inducted into the Mount Vernon Boy’s and Girl’s Club Hall of Fame. (This is the same club that Denzel Washington grew up and served in).
In 2003, then Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion awarded Jerald with a Citation of Merit Award for his work with young people in Bronx elementary and middle schools.
In 2007, Basketball Hall of Fame
and New York Post
writer, Peter Vecsey featured Jerald
in a Sunday story giving recognition for his
work on his
first documentary, “Four Square Miles to Glory”.
And in 2011, Jerald
was nominated for Honorable Mention for being the Best Sportswriter of Year by – Black Press Radio.
Also in 2011, Jerald
was a Semi Finalist for his
screenplay of My Friend, My Hero, by the Gotham Screen Screenplay Contest.
is a sportswriter and has covered the New York Knicks
and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets: for Black Athlete Sports Network, The Network Journal
, Sportstyle New York, Pure Sports New York and BustaSports.com.