Mitch Albom, a columnist for the Detroit Free Press, has been named America's No. 1 author. The Associated Press Sports Editors have named him No. 1 sports columnist eight times. Albom, a former professional musician, runs a daily radio show on Detroit's WJR and appears on ESPN's The Sports Reporters on a regular basis. He is the author of the national hits Bo and Fab Five, as well as four collections of his writings. He and his wife, Janine, live in Michigan.