Mike Botkin

Botkin has worked in nearly every capacity in newspapers and magazines in his long career. Starting as a sports reporter/editor at newspapers in Ohio, Indiana, Florida and Texas, Botkin returned to the Midwest to become editor of USA Gymnastics magazine in 1984. Since then, he has won many SPJ and HSPA writing and design awards, and has also served as production manager for Indianapolis Business Journal. His articles have appeared in USA Today, the Purdue Alumni magazine, Chicago's Tribune and Sun Times, Sports Illustrated and in numerous other publications as an AP stringer. He and his family live in Carmel.