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Brian Fees comes to the Southern Tier Sports Report after a nearly 20 year career as the sports editor at The Daily & Sunday Review in Towanda, Pa.

Brian, a 2000 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, worked in the area early in his career as he spent time at The Corning Leader starting in 2001.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., Brian graduated from Kendall High School, where he was team MVP of the tennis team his senior year.

Brian spent years living in Towanda, Pa, before moving back to New York. in 2020. This year he married his wife, Nicole, and they live together in Horseheads.

During his career Brian has been honored with a dozen Keystone and Associated Press awards in Pennsylvania.

He's won awards for sports feature writing, event coverage, special sections, sports enterprise series, column writing and photography during his career.

Brian was also the 2017 winner of the The George Heaslip Award, chosen annually by the PSAC's sports information directors. The award recognizes a media professional for his or her meritorious service while covering the conference's student-athletes, coaches, and teams.

Brian has covered everything from Little League baseball to the World Series during his sports writing career.


Tim Birney was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984. He earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four-plus as Managing Editor.

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