Keith Mills – Honor Contributor

Keith Mills had the fortune to apprentice under the great News American sports writer John Steadman, who, like Keith, never left his beloved Baltimore.  As one writer noted, Steadman “would attract a marble-step readership loyal to his straightforward style, (and) the cavalcade of characters who paraded regularly through his columns.”  Keith Mills continues this style of loyal, local reporting which, you can not help but notice that he relishes. As one of his coworkers notes, Keith breathes Baltimore Sports. A graduate of Brooklyn Park High School in Anne Arundel County and Towson University, Keith began his career at WJZ, honed his skills during a 20 year tenure at WMAR, and works now in both radio and television for WBAL.  That’s known as covering your bases in Baltimore.  In his articles in Pressbox, he delights in returning to high school athletes of the past and recounting their careers to new audiences.   Keith, a father of two, Ally and Nick, is extremely active in Baltimore-area amateur sports, having coached baseball, basketball and soccer at the youth level; high school baseball at both Brooklyn Park and Cardinal Gibbons; and amateur baseball with the Maryland Orioles.  His particular dedication to covering the sport of swimming from his earliest days as a reporter has earned the respect and appreciation of the Maryland Swimming community.  Keith Mills has changed the coverage of swimming in Maryland for over 30 years. The winner of the 2010 Maryland Sports Broadcaster of the Year and a member of the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame, Keith joins the late Doug Brown of the Evening Sun as the second member of the media/press in the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame.