B.D. Gallof was among the first bloggers to be given team & locker-room access for a professional sports team in the United States in 2007. Since then he has been providing insightful content as a credentialed member of the NHL to such outlets as CBS New York, The Huffington Post, The Fourth Period, The Faster Times, Hockeybuzz, HockeyIndependent, IslesBeat, and more.
He has been interviewed, featured, and cited on Sports Illustrated, the NHL Network, The Hockey News, TSN, TSN Radio, Sirius/XM, ESPN, CBS New York/WFAN, Yahoo Puckdaddy, Spector’s Hockey, and News 12 Long Island.
BD’s work as a verified Journalist:
“For 18 months I was Brian’s primary editor at (CBS New York/WFAN) where he distinguished himself as our New York Islanders beat reporter by always telling our audience the truth, no matter how painful it was for fans to hear. Brian gets the stories right because of his diligence in reporting and his extremely responsible sourcing. Plus, he’s often thinking outside the box when it comes to presenting his information and that, in turn, separates him from most everyone else in the field. This is a tireless worker who cares little for praise, but a lot about representing his news organization with class and professionalism.”
– Jeff Capellini, Editor, CBS NewYork & WFAN
“Brian is among the finest hockey writers I know. His knowledge of the game combined with his story-telling style makes him an enjoyable read. He’s built relationships with insiders that gives him a unique look at the sport he presents covers, those skills are vital and easily transferable to any professional writing beat.”
– Dennis Bernstein, The Fourth Period
“I contributed to Brian’s site (Hockey Independent) for a year, and have closely followed his work covering the New York Islanders for several years, specifically his coverage of the Lighthouse arena project. His insightful, entertaining writing style made him a reliable expert on that subject, as well as all things Islanders. His passion for hockey and the professional approach to his work makes Brian one of the most respected bloggers covering the NHL today”
– Lyle Richardson, Spectors Hockey
“Brian is a prolific and fair journalist of great work ethic and integrity whose work covering and following the ongoing drama surrounding the New York Islanders, the Lighthouse Project, the ongoing Brooklyn/Nassau seesaw has always been first-rate — illuminating and insightful. I always look forward to seeing his work, regardless of subject matter and I enjoy his sense of humor, which is always evident in his work. His writing and humor translates well to Twitter and I’ve followed him in that medium for years now. Although my work relationship with Brian began because we were both writers who covered a lot of hockey, I’ve discovered over the years that he possesses a great deal of depth and breadth; he’s knowledgeable on a great number of subjects and capable of producing his usual great work outside the arena of sports and in various vehicles and media. He’d be a strong asset anywhere.”
– Mike Vogel, Washington Capitals