Chaz Hollis Bolte
Chaz Bolte is a Brooklyn based writer and a native of Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Emerging Multimedia and Technology in 2007. He went on to study writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City and has since carved out a niche for himself writing about politics, sports and music. His favorite writers are Kurt Vonnegut, Hunter Thompson, Carson McCullers, William Faulkner, and Bill James.
The inspiration to become a writer came to him while he worked at WSRU-TV where he was the host of the weekly comedy/news segment Pittsburgh Talk. So far in his short career he has been a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns on AFCNorthTalk.com, Director of Broadcast and Social Media/ Assistant GM of the Pittsburgh Phantoms of the American Basketball Association, a high school lacrosse coach (Butler, Shaler, Columbia Prep), Editor of SPR and Pittsburgh Talk, and Staff Writer for We Party Patriots. His freelance work has appeared in Truthout, People’s World, SB Nation, Addicting Info, The Indypendent, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, Talking Union, Steel City Nation Magazine, Next Stop Atlantic, Teamsters Nation, AFL-CIO blog and many other websites.
Bolte lives with his wife and dog, Harper, in Brooklyn’s Ditmas Park neighborhood. When not at work he enjoys life living on Prospect Park, playing his guitar, and playing basketball in the Word Literary Basketball League.
On November 1st, 2014 Chaz was married to his wife Jennifer in a ceremony and reception at PNC Park. His Pittsburgh Talk cohosts Greg Ernzer and Matt McNear served as Best Man and Officiant, respectively.