Young Reporter Breaks Big-League News

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18-year-old Chris Cotillo of Northborough is busy with more than just college applications. His schoolwork competes with a full-time commitment to breaking Major League Baseball news — and his work is paying off.

Cotillo trumped seasoned reporters this fall as the first to break the news when Ricky Nolasco signed a $49 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, and again when the Detroit Tigers traded Doug Fisher to the Washington Nationals. The timely scoops baffled fellow sports writers, but Cotillo's strategy is a well-kept secret.

When he isn't applying to college, studying for exams or finishing homework, Cotillo reports the latest to nearly 19,000 Twitter followers and writes for the MLB fan blog Daily Dish. He joins WBUR's Anthony Brooks to discuss fitting major league reporting into a busy student life.


Chris Cotillo, senior at Algonquin Regional High School and Major League Baseball Reporter. He tweets @ChrisCotillo and writes for MLB Daily Dish.

This segment aired on January 8, 2014.


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