About Brian Cooper

A daily newspaper journalist for more than 40 years, Brian E. Cooper for 30 years (May 1986-December 2016) was executive editor of the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa), where in 2017 he stepped back, into the role of editorial page editor and special projects resource.

In addition to state and regional writing awards for editorials and columns, he is the recipient of the Iowa Newspaper Association’s two most prestigious honors, the Master Editor-Publisher and Distinguished Service awards. He received the Stephen Berry Free Press Champion Award from the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism in 2014. Cooper is a past president of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation and the Iowa Freedom of Information Council.

Cooper’s books include:

Red Faber: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Spitball Pitcher (McFarland & Co., of Jefferson, N.C.,  2007)

Ray Schalk: A Baseball Biography (McFarland, 2009)A commissioned work, McCoy Group: A History of Commitment to the Customer, released in the fall of 2012.

First Heisman: The Life of Jay Berwanger

Cooper’s latest biography is First Heisman: The Life of Jay Berwanger. The biography of the Dubuque native and winner of college football’s first Heisman Trophy (1935) is published by Crestwood Publishing and distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group.

In addition to full-length books, Cooper has written several articles and chapters for Society for American Baseball Research books and websites. He produced a commissioned article for the 2012 Yearbook of the Iowa Cubs minor league baseball team .

For more information, or to discuss your project contact Brian Cooper