As sports journalism landscape shifts, reporter Howard Herman keeps his footing in local news


For over 32 years, Howard Herman has interviewed sports talent ranging from high school standouts to rising professional baseball stars for the Berkshire Eagle. And as the sports media landscape has morphed to favor massive sports sites like The Athletic or Bleacher Report, Herman’s laser focus on the local makes him a unique source for a region’s sports news.

The Ever-Growing Fuentes Family


For the past nine years, the Fuentes Family in San Jose has been hosting players for the San Jose Giants, the Single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The relationships that players and host families build last of years beyond the hosting arrangement.