John Helyar

John Helyar (born 1951) [1] is an American former journalist who has worked for The Wall Street Journal, Fortune magazine,, ESPN The Magazine and Bloomberg News.[2] He currently works as a research analyst at Select Equity Group.[3]

Helyar is the author of the books Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball (which, according to WorldCat, is held in 688 libraries).[4]

His reporting with Bryan Burrough on RJR Nabisco earned them the 1989 Gerald Loeb Award for Deadline and/or Beat Writing.[5] They turned their research into the book Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco (held in 2249 libraries [6]), which was made into a film of the same title.[7]

John Helyar
BornMay 14, 1951 (age 67)
Alma materUniversity of Missouri
Notable worksLords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball, Barbarians at the Gate


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  5. ^ "Historical Winners List". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
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