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The Mike Drago Sports Team

Mike Drago


Mike Drago has written about sports at every level for parts of six decades, most notably at the Reading Eagle for 38 years.

He has earned more than two dozen Pennsylvania writing awards for his coverage of high school football and basketball and professional baseball.

He has covered the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies, the Reading Phillies and Penn State football, and chronicled the careers of notable Berks County athletes and future pros such as Lonnie Walker IV, Chad Henne, Donyell Marshall, Alex Anzalone, Michal Menet, Chris Finch, Ross Tucker, and Kerry Collins.

He has interviewed dozens Hall of Famers, including Mike Schmidt, Ted Williams, Pedro Martinez, Bill Walton, Mike Ditka, Don Shula, Bob Feller, Rickey Henderson, Cal Ripken Jr., Willie Stargell, Reggie White, and Joe Paterno, as well as Reading High grads Lenny Moore and Chuck Thompson.

Mike once jumped center against 6-8 Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Harold Carmichael (an episode that did not turn out well).

He was courtside to cover PIAA basketball championships for Reading High, was there to write about Wyomissing’s unbeaten run to a 2012 state football title and has written about countless other state, district and county championships in baseball, soccer, softball and track and field.

Mike has written a virtual history of Berks high school football and in 2013 was inducted into the Berks County Football Coaches Hall of Fame.

Born in Baltimore, Md., and educated at the University of Maryland, Mike has called Berks County home since joining the Reading Eagle staff in 1983.


cavalieriSam Cavalieri


Sam Cavalieri is a graduate of the Penn State University where he covered sports for four years for The Daily Collegian.
He is a lifelong resident of Berks County and started covering sporting events in Berks County as a freelance journalist in 2014.
Throughout his time as a writer he has covered virtually every sport, including football, basketball, volleyball, soccer and field hockey. He also has covered professional boxing events and a Philadelphia 76ers training camp.
When he isn’t covering sports he enjoys participating in them. His favorite sports to play are basketball, golf, bowling, tennis, and bocce.


Sean McBryanSean McBryan


Sean McBryan started his communications career in 2017 with the Reading Eagle, shortly after graduating from Penn State.

He covered Berks County girls soccer, bowling and USL League Two’s Reading United, while also running the Reading Eagle Twitter account on football Fridays and helping update BerksGameDay. Sean has written for numerous sites including FanSided, Rookie Road and EasternPAFooball.

He recently graduated from Syracuse University with a M.S. in Communications and now covers basketball in the greater Philadelphia area for City of Basketball Love.

A Berks County Native, Sean graduated from Gov. Mifflin high school. He resides in Lancaster, where he works as the Lancaster County District Attorney’s media specialist.

Check out his portfolio.


Jennifer Drago

Digital Director

Mike’s daughter Jennifer designed and built our website. She is a 2007 graduate of Holy Name (now Berks Catholic) and received a degree in Graphic and Web Design from Drexel University. She is now the Creative Director for the healthcare web development firm Fyra in Conshohocken, but her favorite job she’s ever had was in the upstairs ice cream stand at the Reading Phillies stadium, which had a great view of the games.

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