Warner named Maine’s top sportswriter

Bangor Daily News assistant sports editor Pete Warner has received the Maine Sportswriter of the Year for the fourth time by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Warner, 48, has worked on the BDN sports staff since 1979 and serves a dual role as a writer and editor.
Warner is primarily responsible for college coverage, concentrating on football, women’s basketball and baseball, but he also writes about a variety of other sports at different levels.
“Pete’s versatility, work ethic and high level of professionalism are qualities all aspiring journalists should follow,” sports editor Joe McLaughlin said. “He consistently turns in quality stories and the number of duties he can handle in this changing business is impressive.”
Warner, a 1980 graduate of Bangor High School and a 1986 University of Maine alumnus with a B.A. in journalism, also coordinates the NEWS’ coverage of college sports.
Past BDN winners include Ernie Clark, Mike Dowd, John Holyoke, Larry Mahoney and Andrew Neff.