Orrin Schwarz, the suburban business editor for The Daily Herald in Illinois, has become its sports editor.
The Daily Herald covers Chicago suburbs.
Schwarz joined the Daily Herald in 1999. He previously has coordinated the Daily Herald’s boys and girls soccer Top 20s.
Schwarz also serves as the Daily Herald’s beat writer covering professional soccer, including the Chicago Fire, the Chicago Red Stars and the United States national teams. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters organization and votes each week for the Major League Soccer Player of the Week award. He’s also a voter for MLS Player of the Month, as well as postseason awards. Schwarz writes a weekly pro soccer column.
Prior to joining the Daily Herald, Schwarz worked at The Times of Northwest Indiana as a copy editor and assistant sports editor, and he was a freelance sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Schwarz graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major of English and history. He also has a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in American history.