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Barbara Bruno National Football League Commentator/Analyst (Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, BlogHer); Grant Writer-Non-Profits; Independent Film Producer
Greater Los Angeles Area
Master's Degree Theatre - Penn State
Bachelor's Degree English Literature and Bachelor's Degree Psychology - William and Mary
English Literature - University of Exeter, England
Screenwriting - UCLA
After years of running her own successful subscription "game picking" service, Barbara joined the mainstream media and writes NFL Commentary and Analysis for The Huffington Post and BlogHer and is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. CBS Radio News has recently interviewed her for several NFL stories.
Although she has a woeful inability to consistently hit anything with a racket or bat, Ms. Bruno discovered that, in certain circumstances, she can hit a golf ball. It has been pointed out that this may be because the golf ball is not moving.
However, Barbara competed on horseback and in the pool into her teens and realized that she was indeed able to contact the ball directly with her feet and hands, thus expanding her athletic horizons to soccer and volleyball. Unfortunately, she (for some inexplicable reason) chose to play goalie and repeated soccer balls to the face encouraged her recommitment to the ballet studio, where her athletic strengths ultimately turned her into a professional dancer. She performed and choreographed in styles ranging from ballet to modern dance, to musical theatre and flamenco.
It was through dance that Barbara developed an appreciation for the physical skills of professional football. The mental challenge of game strategy followed and she was hooked on the NFL, developing a life-long passion for the game.
A graduate of The College of William & Mary in Virginia, she also holds a M.A. in Theatre and has both performing and production experience with drama/comedy, musicals and even Shakespeare.
After moving into the film and television industry, Ms. Bruno captained major studio film sets numbering 75 to several hundred people. During her time in Hollywood, Barbara also directed stunt units and special effects sequences, in addition to serving as the coach and “ghost” director for numerous first timers. Recently, she has co-produced the independent film Vino Veritas—coming soon to a film festival near you!
Ms. Bruno exercised her acting muscles again while in New York from 2000-2007. Along with the de rigueur appearances on Law and Order and other series, she has performed for multiple Manhattan theatres in roles ranging from the severely dysfunctional to the comically twisted.
Barbara is a multi-genre writer, having completed a film script, a mini-series and a multi-media musical play based on the life of Sally Rand—the woman who invented the infamous fan dance! Barbara also writes fundraising grants and teaches film production for the L.A.-based non-profit Streetlights, which creates careers in the Entertainment Industry for inner city young adults.
Her motto is “You can't scare me; I sunk the Red October.”
There's no need to thank me. You write consistently good articles; I was merely recognizing it. I would have "liked" one before, but I just noticed the Props button. Keep up the good work.
My pleasure, Barbara. Go Kings! Go Browns!
How do I post my game preview?
Not too much info at all. It’s always interesting to get a little back story. I've bookmarked your site but haven’t had a chance to dive in. I’m excited to see the continuation of Browns coverage. One more place to feed my addiction.
I’m a life long Browns fan (born and raised in a suburb of CLE) now living on the West Coast. I have tried over the years to adopt another team (Chargers most recently) but it’s hopeless; there’s only one team for me. When, not if but when, they start winning it will be the sweetest experience at the end of such a long trek.
Really enjoy your perspective and prose. Thanks!
Hi Barbara, You're welcome and glad to be a fan. See that you're a Redskins fan but seem to write primarily about the Browns. Is there a story?
You're welcome! I've visited Cleveland a few times, and really like the city and sports culture. After visiting the last time, I started to gain respect for Browns, and i can safely say the Browns are my second favorite team. I check out the Browns B/R page from time to time, and you seem to be the best Browns writer in my opinion.
Barbara, How is it that you and I have written the same article twice in the last month? We both wrote a Free Agency Tracker and now we both did the Position Battles. I feel like there are some wires being crossed. The last two articles I have been asked to do, you did them as well. I am guessing that we are somehow being assigned the same articles by Matt (the NFL editor)? Just wondering if you knew anything about it, I'm pretty confused.
Wrestling bears gets me ready to write some articles. I enjoy your articles very much. Look for my updated profile and stuff this weekend. Thanks for the note.
You are welcome. Coincidentally my son Brian is also doing some writing for b/r on the Browns. I has only had one article published so far but he is an rabid Browns fan and an aspiring writer. Problem for him is to find time between his day job to do more writing.