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Bud Collins

Bud Collins

Bud Collins

Bud Collins, legendary reporter, television commentator, historian and beloved personality, provides unique viewpoint and commentary for Tennis Channel’s Grand Slam telecasts.

Collins has gained a reputation for being an authority on the game, its history and the many personalities who contribute to its story. Recognized around the world, Collins is known for his razor-sharp assessments and trademark, custom-made pants, created using fabrics he collects while circling the globe. He has literally written the book on tennis: in 1977 he published the first of four tennis encyclopedias. He has also scripted numerous other books on tennis and tennis players.

Collins is a member of both the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, and has won a wide variety of journalism and sportscast honors as well, including, in 1999, the "Red Smith Award," considered the highest accolade in sports writing.