Jerald L. Hoover is multi-talented and has accomplished quite a bit with respect to the creative, literary and entertainment world. In 1993 he won an award for “The Best New Male Writer of the Year” – Literary Society in Virginia. (This award was accomplished for his fiction novel, “My Friend, My Hero”) For the novel, Jerald was also listed from 1994 – 1996 as a Best Selling author among Black young writers in various African American publications. In 1995, he was awarded with the WritersCorp Award by then president Bill Clinton. In 1998, Jerald was inducted into the Mount Vernon Boy’s and Girl’s Club Hall of Fame. (This is the same club that Denzel Washington grew up and served in). In 2003, then Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion awarded Jerald with a Citation of Merit Award for his work with young people in Bronx elementary and middle schools. In 2007, Basketball Hall of Fame and New York Post writer, Peter Vecsey featured Jerald in a Sunday story giving recognition for his work on his first documentary, “Four Square Miles to Glory”. And in 2011, Jerald was nominated for Honorable Mention for being the Best Black Sportswriter of Year by – Black Press Radio. He has been a sportswriter covering the Knicks for over 14 years. Also in 2011, Jerald was a Semi Finalist for his screenplay of My Friend, My Hero, by the Gotham Screen Screenplay Contest. Jerald is now entering his 15th year as a sportswriter.