Nicholas B. Manzello has covered Holy Cross since 1962 as a sports writer and columnist for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He has received more than 70 media awards, including the 1978 United Press International award for outstanding feature story. Manzello also serves as the host for local radio and television shows in Worcester, and has written a pair of books, entitled Sports Twisters and Legacy of the Gladiators. He is also on the advisory board for the Norwich Navigators, and serves as the chairman of the Massachusetts State Boxing Commission. He passed away in 2010.