Arthur W. Collins, Jr. "Bud"

June 17, 1929
Place of Birth:
Lima, Ohio
United States
United States
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As a journalist and television commentator, as an esteemed historian and a vibrant personality, as a communicator unlike any other in his time, Bud Collins has been at the forefront of tennis since the early 1960s. Collins has covered more major championships than any American reporter, and has always conveyed his voluminous knowledge of the sport with an infectious enthusiasm. Collins has gained as much fame as many renowned players, working tirelessly at his craft, not just entertaining but educating the public, adding immeasurably to the popularity of tennis.


  • Journalist for the Boston Globe 1963-present
  • CBS Commentator 1968-72
  • Named to the National Sportswriters & Sportscasters Hall of Fame 2002
  • Associated Press Red Smith Award Recipient 1999