Born February 15, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY. Farhood graduated from New York University (NYU) with a degree in journalism in 1978. While matriculated he worked at Town & Village newspaper and upon graduating he was hired by London Publishing Company, which produced boxing and wrestling magazines. In 1980 London Publishing and Farhood launched KO magazine.
In 1989 Farhood was named editor-in-chief of The Ring magazine and held the position until 1997. Farhood next freelanced for various boxing publications and worked periodically in television, appearing on such outlets as ESPN, SportsChannel, USA’s Tuesday Night Fights and CNN. In 2001 Farhood was tabbed as expert analyst on the newly formed SHOWTIME boxing series ShoBox: The New Generation and has held that position ever since. Farhood also served as associate editor and columnist for Boxing Monthly and contributes to SHOWTIME’s boxing website.
Farhood has been honored by the Boxing Writers Association of America three times: the 2002 Sam Taub Award for “Excellence In Broadcast Journalism,” the 2008 James J. Walker Award for “Long and Meritorious Service to Boxing” and the 2010 Nat Fleischer Award for “Excellence In Boxing Journalism.”
Born: Feb. 15, 1957