novelist ∙ sports biz journalist ∙ celebrity interviewer ∙ culture humorist

sportswriter ∙ financial journalist ∙ novelist-in-training ∙ culture humorist

Andy Frye wrote his first sports-related article called “Chess Champs” for the Blair Mill Elementary newspaper aka Blair Mill Beagle in 4th grade. Call it the start of a hobby on steroids. It wasn’t until later that he made it his work.


In July 2011, Andy published his first story for, and later that fall covered high school football for ESPN Chicago. After that, he would write for six years for ESPN, before a stint with Rolling Stone, covering pop culture and sports, plus two World Series. Currently, he interviews athletes and sports legends for Forbes.

    Since I started contributing for Forbes in May 2018, I’ve stepped up my Q&As with professional athletes and sports legends. …

April 30, 2023

Back in 2011, I started covering an up-and-coming sport called flat-track roller derby. I was fascinated the athleticism and deep commitment …

March 22, 2023
Shaquille O'Neal aka Shaq interviewed by Andy Frye for, Oct 2020

The last two years have been tough on people for many reasons. I thank my lucky stars that I get to do …

January 1, 2023
Clayton Kershaw, L.A. Dodgers

My first crack at writing about baseball started around the beginning of 2015, right when things started happening for the Chicago …

January 19, 2020
Women skydiving

The first article I ever published came in July of 2011 about a quirky, fast, exciting sport that you’ve probably never …

April 13, 2018

Rock n’ roll music and sports are two of the greatest things humankind has ever invented. And every once in a …

March 7, 2018
Sportswriter | Andy Frye