About Me

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Welcome to my website. My name is Jerry Knaak and I am a 52-year-old published author. I have been a professional writer of some variety for 30 years.

My journalism career started in the Navy after graduating from Defense Information School at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis in 1992. After three years of broadcast journalism and serving as an on-air personality, I finished my military career with three years at a print magazine in Washington, D.C.

I worked in digital media in professional football for 20 years. At some point you realize you are not going to become a professional athlete, but I never knew I could have a career in sports.

In 2013, I decided to eat right, exercise and lose weight. I started a blog to document my progress and to give myself a creative writing outlet. You can find it here: www.gettheknaak.com.

In July 2016, I started a podcast. I missed working in radio and decided to do something about it. The Get the Knaak podcast is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

It was a dream of mine to write a book. I have written three published novels of my own and ghostwritten a handful of others.