Jim  Ducibella

Jim Ducibella

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.