Buffalo News sports reporter Milt Northrop, a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, celebrated 50 years at the paper Monday.
Northrop began his career at The News on Dec. 11, 1967. He has covered a wide variety of sports in that time, and long-time readers will remember him as the primary beat reporter for the NBA's Buffalo Braves for their entire stay in the city from 1970-78. The Braves moved to San Diego in 1978 and the franchise is now the Los Angeles Clippers.
He has also covered the Bills, Sabres, Bisons, college sports, tennis and roller hockey, among other sports and events, in his time at the paper. He currently works the sports copy desk and writes a weekly bowling column during the season. During the NFL season he writes the Sunday Playbook, which previews the week's games, and compiles the Rewind recap for Monday's editions.
Northrop was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.