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Buster Olney

Senior writer at ESPN the Magazine, reporter for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and analyst for “Baseball Tonight”

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Buster Olney Biography

Robert “Buster” Olney is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, reporter for ESPN’s exclusive Sunday Night Baseball telecast and an analyst for Baseball Tonight. He joined ESPN in June 2003 to cover baseball for all ESPN entities, including ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS and SportsCenter. He writes a daily column for ESPN.com and also hosts the popular "Baseball Tonight" podcast.

Olney began covering baseball in 1989 as the Nashville Banner’s beat reporter for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. He later covered the San Diego Padres for the San Diego Union-Tribune (1993 – 1994) and the Baltimore Orioles (Baltimore Sun, 1995 – 1996). He arrived at ESPN after six years at The New York Times covering the Mets (1997) and the Yankees (1998 – 2001).

Olney has also authored the Times’ bestseller, The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness, a book about the Paul O’Neill/Tino Martinez Yankees’ dynasty of 1996 – 2001. He also is the author of the 2010 book How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer.

Olney also ranked in the Associated Press Game Story Top 10 from 1996 – 1998.

A native of Randolph Center, Vermont, Olney graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a degree in history.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Buster Olney for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Buster Olney for your next private or corporate function.
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Senior writer at ESPN the Magazine, reporter for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and analyst for “Baseball Tonight”

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Buster Olney Biography

Robert “Buster” Olney is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, reporter for ESPN’s exclusive Sunday Night Baseball telecast and an analyst for Baseball Tonight. He joined ESPN in June 2003 to cover baseball for all ESPN entities, including ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS and SportsCenter. He writes a daily column for ESPN.com and also hosts the popular "Baseball Tonight" podcast.

Olney began covering baseball in 1989 as the Nashville Banner’s beat reporter for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. He later covered the San Diego Padres for the San Diego Union-Tribune (1993 – 1994) and the Baltimore Orioles (Baltimore Sun, 1995 – 1996). He arrived at ESPN after six years at The New York Times covering the Mets (1997) and the Yankees (1998 – 2001).

Olney has also authored the Times’ bestseller, The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness, a book about the Paul O’Neill/Tino Martinez Yankees’ dynasty of 1996 – 2001. He also is the author of the 2010 book How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer.

Olney also ranked in the Associated Press Game Story Top 10 from 1996 – 1998.

A native of Randolph Center, Vermont, Olney graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a degree in history.

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  • How to book Buster Olney?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Buster Olney for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Buster Olney, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Buster Olney or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Buster Olney?

    Booking fees for Buster Olney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Buster Olney, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Buster Olney?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Buster Olney for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Buster Olney for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Buster Olney or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Buster Olney or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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