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Cory Giger is a 16-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 29 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he’s a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

Giger began covering the Nittany Lions in 2006 at his “previous institution,” the Altoona Mirror, where he also covered the Altoona Curve minor league baseball team for 21 years. He has authored three books on the Curve and also co-authored a book on Joe Paterno.

Giger also is a longtime sports radio host in central PA. He’s been the host of “Sports Central with Cory Giger” weekdays from 3-4 p.m. on WRTA in Altoona since September 2020. Prior to that, he hosted a daily show on ESPN affiliates in Altoona and State College for 10 ½ years, making it the longest-running regional daily sports talk show in the area’s history.

A 47-year-old native of Bryant, Arkansas, Giger earned a journalism degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1996. He has played multiple sports his entire life and now coaches his kids’ baseball, basketball and soccer teams.

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