Ron Kremer, a well-respected Chicago sports veteran with 29 years of experience, is Sports Editor for Patch in the south and southwest suburbs. With more than 4,000 bylines in his career and more awards than we can mention, he's interviewed celebs such as Tiger Woods, Pete Rose, Jack Nicklaus, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Reggie Jackson and more. But he's happiest when covering high school athletes and coaches, where the journalistic competition can be as intense as the rivalries between the powerhouse schools. From 1985 to 2010, Ron was a sports reporter, columnist and copy editor for The Herald News in Joliet. He covered local preps, NASCAR, NHRA and the Western Open/BMW Championship.