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John Schulian

John Schulian (MSJ68) is an award-winning reporter and sports columnist. He is a screenwriter of some of TV's most iconic series and created the character and series "Xena: Warrior Princess." Schulian entered Hollywood when he wrote a script for "L.A. Law." He joined the "Miami Vice" writing staff in 1986 and worked on 11 series in all.

Before shifting to screenwriting, Schulian was a prolific sports journalist. His column at the Chicago Sun-Times was syndicated nationally and he won a national headliner award and was twice named the country's top sports columnist. He covered sports for The Washington Post, The Chicago Daily News and the Philadelphia Daily News, in addition to his 35-year relationship with Sports Illustrated.

In 2015, he published his first novel. A year later, he received the pen/ESPN lifetime achievement award for literary sports writing.