Jim Ducibella, born in Washington, D.C., graduated from Xavier University in 1974. He completed his masters in Print Journalism, graduating from Marquette University in 1976. Before attaining a job with the Virginia Pilot, Ducibella previously wrote for the Milwaukee Journal and the Washington Star. Ducibella joined the Virginia-Pilot staff in 1981 where he covered Old Dominion men’s and women’s basketball from 1981-83, Virginia football and basketball from 1984-85, state golf and the Washington Redskins for over 20 years. He has written on-site for the Master’s, US Open and several PGA Championships. Ducibella was awarded with the Virginia Pilot’s Slover Award for Sports Writing in 1984. He was also a six time recipient of the Virginia Sportswriter of the Year as given by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. He was part of a team of writers who won first place for Sports Writing in the Virginia Press Association contest in 1995; and second place in 1989. Ducibella also hosted a daily sports talk show on WGH 1310 and authored “Par Excellence”, a look at the history of golf in Virginia.